Sunday, March 05, 2006

Stuart Backwards


My review of Alexander Master's Stuart: A Life Backwards is in Starmag today. Somehow the first paragraph got chopped off in the online version, so here it is:

Stuart Shorter (vagrant, alchoholic, drug user, petty criminal) is the kind of problem society would rather forget. Yet it's impossible not to warm to the man who emerges from Alexander Master's award-winning biography, and feel by the book's end that you've lost a very good friend.

Read the rest here.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds a lot like me.. I'm surprised to be still alive at this age :)

simon said...

ah, this is the one you were telling me about!

Anonymous said...

So, Stuart is dead? It is terrible to come alive (to others) when you are dead! I feel he lived only to be 'matter' against 'it does not matter'. What a combat, what a calvary. There is a Christ in everyone of us.

bibliobibuli said...

simon - yes

anon - it's tragic that stuart died but the book stands as record of and memorial to his life.

=] said...

i was wondering why your review started so strangely...now i know why..
the online version always has an alarming number of cuts resulting in weird sentences...