am 9. Januar 2010
If you're looking for an absorbing, fascinating and funny book about football and/or Liverpool FC that is informative and even political at the same time, you should read Brian Reade's masterpiece "44 Years With The Same Bird" - you won't regret it. It includes many anecdotes about the author's life as a Liverpool fan, some happy, some utterly hilarious, some incredibly sad. He doesn't leave out anything important; all the major stages of Liverpool's development from Everton's uprising rival to one of the Big Four are mentioned, the five Champions League wins as well as the tragedies of Heysel and Hillsborough (the author attended both matches), and it has an ending so powerful that it can bring a reader to tears - something Nick Hornby's "Fever Pitch", which is still widely acknowledged as the #1 book about being a football fan, failed to do. Honestly, the only thing I can actually criticise about "44 Years With The Same Bird" is the fact that the publishers obviously didn't have a good editor in charge of this book because there are quite a few grammatical mistakes in it.