I'm going to wait until I have read all of Absolute Power before I do a proper book review.
But I thought I would share with you the first few paragraphs of the first chapter.
There is a story told by an old schoolmate of Helen Clark's, of the time when they were both 15-year-olds in the Waikato farming settlement that the Clark family called home. One of the local girls had just become the proud owner of a litter of kittens, and invited the other teenagers around for a look.
"Ugh", was 15-year-old Helen Clark's response when she saw so many squirming kittens trying to feed from their mother. "How horrible. There's just too many. You should just drown them."
It certainly left an impression on those in the room.
Indeed, what a kick-off to the 330-0dd page book, which has attracted little comment, though I noted Danyl McLaughlin doubting the truth of this particular story on another blog.
Clark can cheat, Clark can lie, Clark can committ forgery, steal an election, any crime she likes. But really, wanting to kill kittens is certainly beyond the pale. Don't forget to tell your children.