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Lord Lucan: My Story Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- Publication Date : November 19, 2009
- File Size : 813 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 242 pages
- Publisher : Legend Press (November 19, 2009)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B0037B6QJS
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,953,251 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Of course it seemed that the peer was undoubtedly guilty of the murder and I consumed every aspect of the evidence as it emerged. Like many others I have had a continued interest in what really happened to Lord Lucan. So, any new angle concerning what really occurred, and his whereabouts since his disappearance, is a glimmer of hope that this may bring a believable story of the truth.
This account has some interesting ideas but fails to convince me that there is any authenticity in it. If Jimmy Goldsmith and Aspers played the parts consigned to them, Lucky was a thankless recipient of their largesse in helping him to escape, even had his imaginings been genuine. However, it does provide a few new angles and makes interesting reading.
Top reviews from other countries
This subject has spawned a whole plethora of theories and opinions which thus far have not really managed to shed any definitive proof on what really happened that night or what ever happened to the elusive Lucan thereafter.
So this is just another (fictional) "theory" and on that basis it works as it does make you question events, but leaves you with many more unanswered questions which just add to the intrigue and continues to this day to fuel the speculation and interest in this man and his real story.
I found the book to be both enjoyable and frustrating in equal measure.
The attention to detail and continuity of the story line vary wildly over the course of the book and unfortunately this takes away from its impact as it certainly has the potential to been a far better read if only the author took a more joined up approach.
I don't wish to spoil it for you but for me the ending in particular was a major let down and just left me wondering why finish it like this ??
All of this said I would recommend it but it could have been so much better - a lost opportunity.
This is not the best written book you'll ever read and not the most sparkling prose, but it isn't meant to be. This is supposed to be the memoirs of a man who has been addicted to heroin for many years and he's not the sharpest tool in the kit. I think William Coles has done a great job in creating the voice of a classically educated but not very intelligent man, and long-term addict labouring under his self inflicted guilt. Coles's Lucan comes across as a very selfish man. Most of his regrets are for his own lost lifestyle and he rarely thinks of the hurt he has caused others by his actions.
The concept is clever and unusual. Lucan's 'editor' has supposedly stumbled across these, Lucan's manuscript reminiscences. Of course it's absurd. Why on Earth would Jimmy Goldsmith go to such trouble to exact revenge on Lucan when he could have just handed him in? And why would Lucan endure such a dreadful exile when fifteen years in a British jail would have been preferable? But it's meant to be absurd. What William Coles has created is, first and foremost, a satire on conspiracy theory. In that respect, it's very well done.
The edit (for kindle) is abysmal. Many, many phrases repeated. 'Have a try of 'Have a try of this,' he said. To make them all think that you've killed 'To make them all think that you've killed yourself'. 'It was all down 'It was all down to you!'. There were a lot of similar errors.
Also many, many cases of two words run together. Asight that is positively not to be missed. Apart of me, naturally wanted to embrace the man. Along trip ahead of us.
The third type of error was the overlooked typo. Surely all of us most take responsibility for our lives...
How could this all be missed in a proof read? All in all very disappointing indeed.