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Stick to the articles
on 25 May 2012
I am a big fan of the author's articles. However, I was less happy with this book.
What I like about it is the chapter headings and sub-headings. The book has been well thought out. The headings by themselves often made me smile.
What I liked much less were the bits in between. It seemed to me that Marcus quickly ran out of steam. As the book progressed I found myself less and less interested in the writing. By the end I was just skimming the book, looking for the best bits.
And here is the rub. In my view, the best bits are when he quotes friends or fellow writers. The others are much more interesting and funniier than he is himself.
As I say, an excellent article writer but not as well suited to the long haul.