This is book you've probably never heard of. This is a film you've probably never seen. I'm here to tell you to fix that as soon as humanly possible. I will admit, I saw the film first. Benedict Cumberbatch. ‘Nuff said. But I was so captivated by the story of Stuart Shorter and his subsequent portrayal by Tom Hardy (he was ace!), that I had to read the book.
This is a wonderful book. Alexander Masters captures the essence of
Stuart in a way that is compelling and heartbreaking all at the same
time. It is the story of a young man so embroiled in pain and tragedy,
yet has such a profound outlook on life. I ached for Stuart, Alexander,
and Stuart’s family.
You will find yourself laughing on one page and then crying at the
next. Also a treatise on the plight of the homeless and mentally ill,
Mr. Masters lays these social issues out in the spotlight through
Stuart’s troubled life. Stuart is not a man easily forgotten, and his
story will stay with you long after you finish the book. I also
recommend seeing the film as well, as it stays true to the heart of the
One of the best books I have read in ages. Read this. Read it now.
Shocking, inspiring, and hilarious by turns, Stuart: A Life Backwards
is a writer’s quest to give voice to a man who, beneath his forbidding
exterior, has a message for us all: that every life–even the most
chaotic and disreputable–is a story worthy of being told. – Courtesy of Amazon.com
Tara S. Wood can be found lurking on the internet. Or in these fine establishments.
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