As Robinsod notes below in his insightful review of Wishart’s Absolute Power it’s abundantly clear that the author specialises in a particular brand of “idiocy, madness and paranoia”.
I was particularly intrigued by the sensationalist chapter accusing Owen Glenn of Mafia connections. The basis for this defamation? ‘Some of his associates allegedly have names like “Guido”, “Luigi” or “Tony”‘. Intrigued, I decided to do a little digging of my own. I’m delighted to be able to report that to these names we can also add “Mario”.
My investigations eventually turned up the security photo below. Sorry to rain on your parade Ian but Owen Glenn’s association with moustachioed Italian gentlemen turns out to be no more sinister than a penchant for a little Super Mario Kart. Embarrassing? Yes. Sensational? No.
Note to Wishart: might be best to lay off the ‘shrooms for a bit…