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Aged 84. Stabbed his wife once apparently. Never read the guy. Anyone know if he was any good or not?
'The Beautiful and the Damned' I think it was called, war fiction based on his experiences in the Far East. It's heavy going but worthwhile perservering with.
because I'd coincidentally just finished 'The Fight', but then I realised I was lazy and vetoed the idea.
Anyway, it's about Ali and Foreman's legendary fight in Zaire, told in meticulous detail, and it's very good.
One of the funny things about the book is that Mailer himself has quite an ego and talks about himself in the third person, so it isn't just Ali showboating.