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Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by Prestwich_Blue, 29 Sep 2018.
Good to know... very misleading title though :-)
Or a cunning title to encourage those doubters to buy it and then read a positive story?
I tried to take this to PM but was unable to contact you that way. You're going back a fair bit there. I remember it well, though, because I was quite angry about it. Not because it got a slating, but because the 'reviewer' clearly hadn't read the book and because it then emerged that the 'review' had been submitted under a pseudonym from an email address that wasn't on the subscription list, in contravention of the well-established ethos of MCIVTA. I could say more, but no point in raking up stuff that's long, and best, forgotten.
Having myself queried, before I read the book, whether the self-proclaimed pro-City viewpoint of the author might make the book a whitewash that was better ignored, I fully agree with PB's take. It's definitely not an impartial account, but the author's quite open about that. I'd say it's one for City fans rather than the neutral, but there's definitely enough material that isn't widely known to make it worth Blues getting hold of it, IMO.
Hence the smiley at the end of my comment. I remember the ‘reviewer’ went on to claim that around 120 people had emailed him to agree that your book was a load of shite....
Disappointed that Rummenigge hasn’t written the forward to it ; )
It is sadly all too easy for people to hide behind pseudonyms and slate a book in a review. For me any book written by a Blue should be encouraged if it provides a different angle, approach, new material etc. I also think that anyone writing a negative review should put their own name against it.
I've read the book and its excellent got a little bit boring when it got to the new york city bit deffo worth reading
Patrick Barclay is writing my review for me.