Review: Fear – Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward

You know how you go to see a movie and all the best parts were already in the preview? That’s a bit like what happened to Bob Woodward’s 360 page book about the Trump White House. All the best revelations appeared in advance, and there are practically no surprises left in the book.

Woodward makes a tremendous effort to be balanced, and includes scenes that show a better side to Trump — he could be gracious, he could even listen sometimes. But the overall picture is one of loose cannon, a man who should not be around kitchen knives, let alone nuclear weapons.

Having previously read Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, and James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty, I actually found this one to be the least engaging of three, despite Woodward’s obvious skills as a journalist and researcher.