Alone: The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry (Anglais) Broché – 31 juillet 2014
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- Sunday Times
A terrific read, filled with juicy detail and driven by sympathy for a man who who was feted as a national hero but was extremely hard to like.
- The Times
A moving and explosive biography of an ice skating genius
- Manchester Evening News
A fascinating exploration of a tragic talent.
A touching, revealing story... a book that enthrals and mesmerises in much the same way that Curry did whenever he took to the ice
Bill Jones brilliant biography... goes far beyond Curry s achievementson the ice. Informed by hundreds of interviews and a treasure trove of letters kept by devoted friends and family, Jones manages to untangle the man s complex and deeply secretive life.
- Mail Online
Jones diligently researched and evocative book pays tribute to Curry s art and charts his demise
- Sunday Times
A fascinating exploration of a deeply troubled man...a reminder of just how much courage it took to be an openly gay sportsman in the Seventies
- Mail on Sunday
Jones beautifully and sensitively written biography... does not gloss over Curry s faults...but reminds us of his genius.
- Independent on Sunday
A brilliant, honest and detailed account of a tortured sporting genius. A compelling account of a troubled athlete s rise and fall. He s gone, but this biography should mean he s never forgotten again. --- Mail Online --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié .
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A genius with a dark side Curry is transcended on to the page in a meticulously researched biography with a straightforward text that is sympathetic but not maudlin.
Two passages especially exemplify John Curry, the artist and the man:
"Pioneering art often transcends understanding." (Pg. 138)
".....an attention seeker who craved privacy." (Pg.142)
I had never heard of John Curry before and I am not a fan of ice skating but this bio led me to seek out as many videos as I could find on YouTube of John Curry and I can only say that the magic he wielded on ice was the kind of magic one only ever sees once in a lifetime.
Bill Jones has masterfully brought this remarkable man to life on the page.
This book does an excellent job of detailing John Curry's life. From the very first paragraph, I was hooked. The author writes with respect, but does not shy away from Curry's darker side. In fact, this book goes into quite a lot of detail about Curry's mood swings, his lack of respect for people and his inability to be happy, no matter what happens.
The skating parts of the story are excellent, making me feel as though I am watching Curry performed through the pages of the book. No question that Curry was a wonderful skater, but wow, I really did not like him as a person.
I loved reading this story. Rarely have I seen an author do such a good job of portraying a troubled man with a life that was hard to write about.