“After toiling through the first few pages, I thought it couldn’t get worse. It does. From there it is downhill all the way”, writes Jacques Pauw in his City Press review of the newly published biography, Glenn Agliotti by Peter Piegl and Sean Newman.
Pauw writes that the book presents Glenn Agliotti as “nothing but an affable and gregarious old uncle who unintentionally fell foul of the law”, which he points out is not true: “Agliotti is a convicted drug smuggler, swindler and corruptor of our police commissioner”.
Calling the biography “a whitewash of a criminal”, Pauw comments that the “result is a carefully orchestrated media attempt that is bland, tedious and tiresome”. He also questions the credibility of some of the assertions in the book, and comments that it “lacks scrutiny and inquisitive analysis”.
Jacques Pauw pours scorn on contemptible biography, calling it one of the worst books he’s ever read.
If you believe Glenn Agliotti: A Biography, this sleazeball is nothing but an affable and gregarious old uncle who unintentionally fell foul of the law.
We know it is not true. Agliotti is a convicted drug smuggler, swindler and corruptor of our police commissioner.