I picked this up as it had received so much press once it was long listed for this year's Booker. For me it was hugely overrated, and after a hundred pages or so, this book joins the list of very few that I have abandoned.
Neither a fan of biography, nor particularly of animals, so this book was received somewhat luke-warmly... However, I loved it!
Ascerbic wit (from the 'monkey' himself no less!), glamorous scandal in 30s Hollywood, and ultimately a v poignant tale of - unrequited- friendship. I admit I had tears in my eyes at the end... Brilliant novel....Continua