Sunday, 10 January 2010

Gollum?

Anyone read the Brian Moore interview in today's Sunday Times?

Blimey. The recent revelations about Moore having been sexually abused as a boy were shocking enough, but Paul Kimmage's interview with the former England hooker reveals a man in torment, a man dealing with chronic low self-esteem and who appears to have a Gollum-like character in his head constantly criticising and putting him down.

The interview is an incredibly sad, moving and somewhat alarming read and digs deep into the psyche of this hugely driven individual. Moore comes across as a total basket case, it's true, but a basket case who is painfully aware of his issues and failings and who is desperate to be "normal" and happy.

It's an utterly fascinating article and his new autobiography looks like it will be a must-read book.

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