A fascinating read written by a complex man. ACs beliefs do not gel at all with his Boss but he does share one view -better to be running the country than not. . Does he really like TB -not sure , respects him at times but not at others. Unlike many biographies this is written on the hoof and therefore reactions and responses are pretty direct . Interesting book if you like to learn a little about the character and style of major pollies and their key helpers (almost as important as the people themselves) AC draws thumbnail sketches which indicate a lot about how he sees the world and the people who think they run it Its day to day style makes it very readable and to my mind the AC diaries are the best political books of the recent era
This was an amazing roller coaster of a book, which despite you knowing the ending made you enjoy the journey all the more. Throughout Alastair seems credible despite his name for 'spin'. This is probably the best account of both the lead up to Iraq but what politics is really like when dealing with a celebrity and scandal obsessed media.