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By Simon Jordan

306 Be-Careful-What-You-Wish-For

Simon Jordan has never been the easiest of people to warm to. The public perception has generally been that of a perma-tanned flash git and there is little in this book to suggest otherwise. However, plenty enjoyed those inspired rants in his short series of Observer columns ("If I see another David Gold interview on the poor East End Jewish boy done good I'll impale myself on one of his dildos," etc). Anyone hoping for more of the same in this autobiography is going to be disappointed. Yes, there is some fun to be had here, but the prose can be so clunky at times, full of bland cliches and feeble geezerisms, that it is clear Jordan benefited from a decent sub-editor when it came to his newspaper work. Read more

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