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John Crace, writing in the Guardian, says that "AA puts the English on the couch but merely exposes himself." (Double-entendre surely intended!). Read morePublished on November 9, 2013 by John the Reader
The 'Sorry' chapter is soooo on the money.Since AA Gill lives in English I consider him English as well. Dont tell him, please.Published on April 1, 2013 by Judith McMichael
A creative unspooling of the island, or part-island's national character. Could almost substitute Canada for Scotland in the opening chapter, as the mouse to elephant relationship... Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by Hieronymus Utter Bosch
First and foremost, this book is a work of genius. A. A. Gill is the funniest man I have every read and his prose strikingly powerful. Woe to Dr. Read morePublished on April 28, 2012 by BWL
This book disappoints. As other reviewers have noted, perhaps the author's gifts are best expressed in other formats. Read morePublished on July 11, 2010 by hubble15
I enjoyed this book. I did skip around, leaving some chapters til later and reading only what was of interest to me currently. Read morePublished on March 7, 2010 by Amazon Customer
"Anger is an energy," Johnny Rotten sang. Although uncited here, he speaks for the minority; most repress resentment. Read morePublished on September 17, 2009 by John L Murphy
Mr. Gill is a Scot, not an Englishman, and he insists on maintaining that distinction even though he has spent most of his life among the English. Read morePublished on June 18, 2008 by David S. Roberts
AA Gill is one of the foremost essayists in the English language today and this book proves it - because this is not a collection of essays. Read morePublished on November 15, 2007 by John A. Blackley