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Snooker needed Alex Higgins but there's better books than this,
This review is from: From the Eye of the Hurricane: My Story (Paperback)
Alex Higgins changed the world of snooker single-handedly.
But he was Jeckyl and Hyde.
The good side of Higgins is the (sober) caring father visiting fans in hospital.
The ugly side of Higgins is a monster, a foul mouthed violent out-of-control lunatic. The latter almost always alcohol influenced.
Both sides are covered in this book, but the full story of the ugly side of Alex is not told.
Also, the book is so disjointed, I found it difficult to read cover to cover and I ending up reading chapters out of sequence. Several apologies (some 30 years after the event!) to various people for his many misdemeanours over the years gives the book a self-pitying feel.
At least he admits to being married to Cara - in an earlier Alex Higgins Scrapbook from the 1980s, she is conveniently airbrushed away.
If you lived in Manchester in the 80s, you have your own Alex Higgins story and it would be better than those in here.
I much preferred Bill Burrow's instead.