One might think that this is a selfish attempt to gain fame and fortune at the expense of his son. This is not the case. Eclipsed is written with more brutal honesty and self-deprecating humour than can be expected from anyone with selfish intentions.
Dominic Holland bravely exposes his hopes and dissappointments, his talents and his failties in a story which is ultimately redemptive in its fearless honesty and open-hearted spirit. Eclipsed is a bitter-sweet tale of great liveliness and warmth; above all, it is profoundly human.
Dominic Holland does not claim superior genes, unique talent or fate for his son Tom, but gives credit to his hard work, application and a high degree of talent. This is a truly remarkable, balanced perspective given the dizzy heights to which Tom's career has already achieved and which so far have eluded his old man.