Gary Johnson wrote:
like all good authors Roberts has his axes to grind and uses this forum to right some wrongs. One is to shine a light on performers that he feels have been too long neglected. Veteran supporting player Mark Jones is given a boost in these pages; as are the films of Max Davidson. While hardly a neglected name, Charley Chase is front and center throughout this book, as he well should be. Chase's handprints appear throughout the book as the architect of the Roach style and so his rather abrupt dismisal by the Boss in the mid-Thirties is looked upon by the author as a rather callous act; similar to the firing of loyal employee Snub Pollard a decade earlier. But Roach was always first and foremost a businessman, and he is treated even-handedly within these pages as the creator of some of the greatest comedy to have come out of the Hollywood studio system.
Gary, if you feel inclined to do so, and can forgive my presumption, you should stick that last paragraph up on Amazon. I can't think of another book that covers that ground, and your review reflects that.
Of course you're free to ignore my sage advice, but then you'll be just exactly like everyone else, you non-conformist.