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on 30 October 2009
This is not bad at all. But I would hesitate to give it 4 stars. There seems to be little organisation. John's life lurches from game to game, with very little detail about the guys he is playing with. I know you have dodgy knees, but give me something else.
There are fascinating little snippets. He spent a year at Eton, he studied at Oxford and he's now in France. But for me, these are overshadowed by what seems a pile of match reports. I don't care if your flyhalf Coco missed the penalty, I want to know how you feel John. Some introspection please.
Again, there are amazing momments, when he talks about eye gouging and how brutally tough his life is. But I just felt this book, which I really looked forward to, could do with some organisation and better editing, as John seems a great talent.