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Because There is No Six Star Option,
This review is from: Murder in Samarkand - A British Ambassador's Controversial Defiance of Tyranny in the War on Terror (Hardcover)
My daughter bought this and I picked it up on the breakfast table two days ago. I just finished it - and it isn't a short book.
It came as a welcome surprise that Murray is not sanctimonious or knee-jerk left wing. Indeed he comes over as a kind of Graham Greene anti-hero, racked by guilt and self-doubt and painfully honest and open about the kind of stuff most of us hide. His outbreaks of laddism can be a bit sickening, and it is one of the most fearless accounts of enduring mental illness ever written. But he still comes across as a much better man than the cold politicos who drove him over the top, just as they drove David Kelly.
Readable, wonderfully written and scary about the horrible things done allegedly to protect us. Pity the photos are minute and the Enron letter reproduced at the front is small and illegible.
For anyone who wonders just how low New Labour can get, here is the answer.