Latest reviews in Biography Books »

Can God help you in the ring?

Advantages: Real life, easy reading
Disadvantages: Very strong religious views

...Any fan of the former World Wrestling Federation, as I was when I was growing up, will know the name Shawn Michaels. He is an icon of the industry and is one of the greatest ever professional wrestlers. This book is his second autobiography, after the 200 ...

PerpetualMotion 17.11.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Wrestling for My Life - Shawn Michaels

Degree of Information

How easy was it to read...

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

Man Booker Winner

Advantages: Array of articles of the highest calibre
Disadvantages: 88 articles is not enough

Publishing House: Bloomsbury Year of publication: 2011 Consists of 88 articles in 343 pages ‘Nobody does it better.’ Observer ‘For Ziva.’ - - - "Whoever approaches philosophy and literature with a made-up mind can have little hope of learning ...

1st2thebar 02.09.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Whatever It Is, I Don't Like It - Howard Jacobson

Degree of Information

How easy was it to read...

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

The author of sensations

Advantages: Well-researched and very readable life
Disadvantages: The author seems a little disengaged from his subject

... The book This is a biography of Wilkie Collins (1824-89), who has come down to us as the chief exponent of the Victorian ‘sensation novel’. This was the genre of story written specifically to expose deep-rooted domestic or family secrets, uncoveri ...

JOHNV 27.06.2014 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Wilkie Collins A Life of Sensation - Andrew Lycett

Degree of Information

How easy was it to read...

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

Advantages: Fascinating first hand story of a remarkable woman
Disadvantages: The 'voice' isn't authentic for a poorly educated village woman

Powerful in Pink ‘Warrior in a Pink Sari’ is the story of a remarkable woman called Sanpat Pal, the founder and leader of an Indian woman’s group called the Gulabi Gang. Wearing their distinctive pink saris and carrying lathis (the bamboo sticks typic ...

koshkha 30.11.2013 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Warrior in a Pink Sari - Sampat Pal

Degree of Information

How easy was it to read...

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

Ollie, the big-hearted brawler

Advantages: Very in-depth, objective portrait of Reed from all sides
Disadvantages: None

For rather more of his career than he, his family and closest friends might have liked, the name of actor Oliver Reed was a byword for booze, brawls and all types of laddish behaviour. As Sellers’ very full and remarkably objective biography reveals, it ...

JOHNV 18.09.2013 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of What Fresh Lunacy is This? The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed - Robert Sellers

Degree of Information

How easy was it to read...

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money