Walking Tall Paperback – 1 Oct 1989
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I was hooked from page one onwards, the writing style flows and really brings out his personality. Starting with childhood in Whales, we get an insight into his character developement, and sense how he found himself through the friendships formed in the unique situation of soldier training at various different posts, including Kenya and Berlin, whilst the City was still East/West divided.
When the journey to the Faulklands begins you know the innevitable, yet the book is so well written that you almost forget what this was all leading up to. His experience was shockingly horrific and re-enforces the senselessness of war (although the this may not be the view of Mr. Weston as there is no anti-war or blaming), and the book movingly chronicles the extreme lows leading to triumph.
The sign of a successful book of this nature - in my opinion - is that you come away feeling impressed with or inspired by that person, and I certainly felt this way about Walking Tall. If I had come away feeling sorry for Simon then I would perhaps be more ambivilent about the purpose of the book.
Definitely one to read.
I have seen him giving interviews on television and I am impressed that his horrific burning did not quell his strength of character, but I would believe he still suffers some disturbing and painful memories of his friends who perished in the bombing of the Sir Galahad battleship.
Read it and be inspired.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A really good read and an inspiration. It certainly puts a bad day at work in perspective.Published 12 months ago by bri r
Fascinating read. It had been recommended to me and I was not disappointed. It is a shame it is not available on Kindle, etc.Published 19 months ago by Miss D Gibson
I bought this book as a gift for a friend who enjoyed it immensely.
Simon Weston's story is a book for those who enjoy biographies.