Andrew O’Hagan: Me and the Moon
25 February 2010
Show More The Book of the Moon by Rick Stroud.
Doubleday, 368 pp., £16.99, May 2009, 978 0 385 61386 6Show More
Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon by Craig Nelson.
John Murray, 404 pp., £18.99, June 2009, 978 0 7195 6948 7Show More
Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon by Buzz Aldrin and Ken Abraham.
Bloomsbury, 336 pp., £16.99, July 2009, 978 1 4088 0402 5Show More
“... be, a thing of the imagination. Of all the books, and all the poems,* perhaps the strongest on this point, this natural downscaling of cosmic awe to the level of everyday worries, is to be found in BuzzAldrin’s memoir, Magnificent Desolation. Aldrin was different from the other astronauts. He was a data-wonk, as they all are, and a technical boffin, but he was much larkier than the others and ...”