Top positive review
on 15 June 2012
I am not much for writing reviews. But this book is well worth making an exception. I am not a boxing aficionado at all. Still I knew Ali was a WC & very popular, loved across countries & continents. Now that I have read this book, I can say I have a fair idea as to why. Needless to say I also have become his fan.
The author has gone into great depth to explain the background of Ali's predecessors especially Floyed P & Liston. At times you may wonder why so. But at the end you realise & agree that Ali can not be understood in isolation. I am in awe. How can a person, hardly educated, have guts & mental werewithal to deal with the society. Ali's self-belief is fantastic.
I view boxing differently now.
I also loved author's writing style. Simple, compelling yet clear. I am sure this is not the last book I read of Mr. Remnick.