Friday, 3 September 2010

Read this book....but not that one.

I love reading and I love political biographies/autobiographies. There's certainly a real rush of them at the moment.

Recently I have bought and read the Mandelson book - the Third Man and the Chris Mullin one - Decline and Fall.

And how very different they are. The Mandelson one was, frankly, rather dull and self serving. I actually got bored and didn't really finish it.

The Mullin on the other hand reads well, has lots of insights (some of them surprising) and is clearly by an author who is not trying to justify himself the whole time. Chris Mullin's earlier book - View from the Foothills - was equally good.

So if you are on the lookout for a good book, I thoroughly recommend the Chris Mullin one.

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