I was really looking forward to this book as I've started to read up on the life and career of Muhammad Ali. I'm also a big boxing fan so I felt that I was in for a treat with this...oh how wrong I was! This is supposed to be an account written by Norman Mailer following 'the Greatest' before his big fight with George Foreman. What I couldn't understand was why Mailer was writing as the third man, that just seemed pointless. I also feel that he wrote this, not so much for boxing enthusiasts but for Norman Mailer enthusiasts as a lot of it is very much about how wonderful an author and how highly thought of he is, not what I wanted to read. All I wanted to see was an account of the build up of one of the biggest fights of the century, all I got was a load of extravagant nonsense! It gets two stars as there are some interesting pieces in there but for the most part it was just very dull.