Top critical review
Tiresome polemic with misleading title
13 March 2018
This book barely features Corbyn. It is a polemic, mostly about the Labour party over the last one hundred years. It offers no new or surprising sources, deep insights or even interesting gossip. At points, it is like listening to a bloke down the pub ranting.
I rarely fail to finish books, so I forced myself through to page 196, when a sentence beginning, "The pro-Remain Economist, a magazine for company owners and directors..." finally made me to ask myself, "Why am I reading this ****?"
From previous reviews, I expected this book to be written from a socialist viewpoint, but Seymour's over-generalisations and personal attacks were tiresome and added nothing to the analysis. I expected more from an author who is an academic.
I still look forward to reading a quality biography of Jeremy Corbyn, who - love him or loathe him - is an interesting figure about whom much is said but little is known.