Bookmarks: A Wolff at Trump’s door, crying Wolf ... and a red dog
A fortnightly look at books, writers and reviews
Journalist Michael Wolff has another go at the Donald with his new book, Siege: Trump Under Fire (Little Brown), which picks up rather neatly where his best-selling exposé, 2017’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ended.
The latter was an earth-shattering book, and it was difficult to recall when last a tell-all had this sort of impact on the global news cycle. Not for nothing was it named one of the best books of the year by the Guardian, Kirkus Reviews, the London Sunday Times, the Observer and the Financial Times.
In its review, the New Statesman said it was “an unforgettable revelation of the monstrous oddity that is Trump. No one has so vividly captured this ‘enigma, cipher, disruptor’, who didn’t want to be president and was horrified to find himself landed with the job. Whatever may become of Trump, this is a book that will endure as a picture of one of the defining figures of our age.”..