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So easy to read,
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This review is from: The Moon's a Balloon (Paperback)
The book is like a travelogue. It moves along from event to event in life. His early years are memorable (read to find out why). His time in the British army brought laughter and weeping in almost equal measure (only a person who has been in the army, even at the lowliest of levels, as I was, would be taken to such emotional heights and depths). His early time in the US was for me, a little boring (and I lived in the New York metropolis for eight years). The tale came to life again as world war II approached and took hold of everything. Courage emerged, from a self-confessed non-courageous person. It was under the guise of patriotism (read to find out how and indeed, why). Back in Hollywood, the name-dropping, litany of escapades and the almost complete absence of characterisation ensued. There is tragedy. As for the man, he seemed utterly charming, a rogue at times; perhaps slightly self-effacing. His writing style is certainly lucid; even a little florid at times, yet over the piece, so easy to read. I wonder how I will fare with Bring on the Empty Horses?
Author of The Early Years