I have to agree with pma because I read part of the book and it is full of lies.
For example, in the book you can read this:
Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, Galileo,
Galileo figaro Magnifico -
And, like a last hope, the choir calls: "Galileo figaro magnifico". It's the key phrase, which reveals the entire meaning of the song, and usually it isn't translated by the researchers. And, if they DO translate it, they translate it from Italian, getting "Galileo is a great barber".
What Galileo? What has barber to do with that?
Yes, it's a nonsense. But don't make Freddie an idiot. Actually, it's a slightly corrupted Latin phrase, "Galileo figuro magnifico" - translated as "Magnify the Galilean's image". "Galileo", repeated five times, translated from the Latin as "Jesus Christ" - that was His name in the ancient Rome.
1) The translation to Italian of "Galileo figaro magnifico" is quite debatable: it's like translating "Join is a great singer" in "John great Freddie Mercury". In my opinion, this is wrong.
2) The translation of "Galieo figuro magnifico" in Latin is TOTALLY WRONG! It doesn't mean "Magnify the Galilean's image", it probably means something like "I exalt I create at/for Galileo". Completely different. It should have been something like "Galilaeae figuram magnifico", which has not a lot to do with "Galileo figuro magnifico", even less with "Galileo figaro magnifico".
At least, this shows that the author doesn't know Latin and clearly invented some words (it took me about 2 minutes to find the correct words...).
3) Well, last part is about the last sentence:
<"Galileo", repeated five times, translated from the Latin as "Jesus Christ" - that was His name in the ancient Rome.>
Well, I don't know so much about religion, but at least I know that Galileo can't be translaten from Latin in "Jesus Christ", there's no way (I think). And I really don't think that Christ's name in "ancient Rome" was Galieo, but I may be wrong. Anyway, where are the references? Who called him this way? I don't think we will see them.
This is almost the only part of the book I read. I don't think the remaining is worth reading, since it is probably only lies.
That time will come, one day you'll see that i'll be dead and you will laugh!