If you enjoy reading Adrian McKinty , including the Troubles Trilogy (of 4...) which is the masterpiece of modern urban civil war, you will know that the author recommends music and books . Including this excellent anthology of diary entries. Like Ronseal it is exactly what it says on the lid and could have been as dull as ditchwater...But the editing is outstanding and makes it totally addictive. I set out to read the entry for the right present date and ended up reading the whole (big) book in 2 days. Highly recommended by me as well as Mr McKinty.