Well. I’ve just spent much of the holiday weekend devouring this book: Race of a Lifetime: How Obama Won the White House (Mark Halperin and John Heilemann)

The review extracts on the jacket promised me ‘Absolutely gripping’ and ‘Fantastically detailed …incendiary’ and ‘Sleazy, personal, intrusive, shocking — and compulsive.”

All true.

If you’re interested in US politics, and you haven’t yet, READ IT. Brilliant.

Here’s a review from the Observer which focuses on one aspect of the account, the political ‘love story’ between Obama and Hillary Clinton.