James Curtis book Nov 6, 2011 18:04:24 GMT -5
Post by Serena on Nov 6, 2011 18:04:24 GMT -5
I'm a senile old lady, what can I say (thank you for refreshing my memory )
So I guess what I'm about to comment from now on is a spoiler, so people beware!
First of all I must say, after finishing the book, I think that it is a really really well written biography. You can tell the author spent a lot of time researching the material, and despite the abundance of detail and information, the book was very interesting to read. Honestly, sometimes when I went to bed at night, I could't wait to wake up the next morning so I could go on reading. Also, I appreciate that the author mostly just presented us with the information and then let us draw our own conclusions, instead of pointing us into this or that direction. I think he had an intention of being as objective as he could. I think he almost was, but not completely (I will comment on that some other day).
The very start of the book confused me when the first chapter starts describing how 'she' met 'him' for the first time. And then on the second page I find out that 'she' is Louise. OK, now at least I know I'm reading the right book. And then chapter two starts with Spencer's childhood, after which all the chapters are placed chronologically. That is just confusing and I don't see what was supposed to be achieved with placing that chapter first. Should someone think I am inclined to think that because I favour Kate over Louise, they would be wrong - I would prefer if the cover of my book had that picture of 'cornered' Spence, instead of Kate and Spence from 'Woman of the year'. After all, this is Spence's biography.
I have many more things to say (about Spence, Spence and Kate, Spence and Louise, for example), these were just a couple of things I wanted to say about certain, let's say, technical aspects of the book. I hope you people who have read the book will also share your opinions here, I would like to see if we agree or not.
Good night, all