Monday, March 29, 2010

Booze and Talent

Robert Sellers’s “Hellraisers” is completely unapologetic about its party-hearty premise. He has slapped together a string of outlandish stories about four of the British Isles’ most stylish drunken actors, and he doesn’t even pretend to have turned those stories into a coherent book. “Hellraisers” wants only to be a rowdy collection of greatest hits, and it lives up to that fun-loving ambition. It reels off riotous tales about Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole and Oliver Reed without giving a moment’s thought to what those tales might mean.

1 comment:

steph said...

I have just read Hellraisers and I loved it!! I don't know why these men were, and still are, for many so atractive to women. They were selfish,sexist and completely irresponsible, and yet so attractive.they are defind as 'real men'. Charming and charismatic. Every womans fantasy nad every womans nightmare. God bless em.

I read this book in a day and couldn't put it down. It made me laugh out lound and cry with sdness. It wwas interesting and fun to read. I loved it.