Top critical review
on 29 November 2011
The biography starts out brilliantly, giving a background from Roger's perspective, a bit of banter and a concise recent family history. However, as the book goes on it gets more and more fragmented and he hops around in time to the point where it becomes annoying, and whatever point he's making tends to drift off into the ether. This gets particularly bad towards the end of the book where you find yourself hopping from the 90's to the 80's to the 00's to the 60's, it's a very poor show. However, some of the stories are great although some do come off as name dropping and Roger comes across as quite petulant at times (perhaps he's simply being more honest than others in their biographies and all actors are divas, who knows). Anyway, a fairly good read if you don't mind the temporal anomalies and slight self indulgence. It made me want to read the moon's a balloon again.