Review: Hellraisers: The Inebriated Life and Times of Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, Richard Harris & Oliver Reed

Hellraisers: The Inebriated Life and Times of Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris & Oliver Reed
Hellraisers: The Inebriated Life and Times of Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, Richard Harris & Oliver Reed by Robert Sellers
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was a bit disappointed by this book. As a fan of all of these actors, I’d hoped for some more insight into their behavior and the times they lived in, but there’s very little new or insightful here–just a litany of bad behavior.

The gentlemen in question lived large, no doubt about it, leaving bodies and relationships and hotel rooms smashed up in their wake; but the stories don’t gain much in the retelling. Hellraisers is a fun enough read, but clearly a document of a time gone by, and one can’t help but detect some regret on the part of the author that he was born too late to join in the shenanigans.

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