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11 Oak Street
on 18 September 2014
This review was posted some days ago but for some mysterious reason was removed. The author Graham Cook wrongly attributed my review to another reviewer who is posting some very serious and confrontational stuff and with whom there is obviously an ongoing family feud. After my original review the author actually invited me round for coffee to discuss the book if ever I was in the area. What has changed?
This is the gist of my original review which is mine and no one else's.
Having read the book I cannot understand how so many other readers were not more questioning of the author's motives in writing this book. There is no comment or input by those who are cited in the book and a good deal of self congratulatory narrative in favour of the author. The book left too many unanswered questions. For example, what happened to his half brother, did he become a persistent offender in and out of prison? What about the brother who ripped him off? Was there any input into the book by his ex wives or family members or any of the others mentioned in this book?
Were any of those referred to in the book given the opportunity to comment before publication?
The author seems to have been a consistently poor judge of character and as a result failed by one after another by his family, wives and others he came into contact with. Is that credible?
I hope my invitation for coffee still stands.