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Posted: 13 Jun 04, 20:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

is this a good book to buy i saw it on ebay and was wondering how good it is
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Posted: 14 Jun 04, 00:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crap, crap, crap... full of lies, written by someone with one hell of an imagination. There is some truth here and there, but just about any Queen-related book is better than this one. Unanimous agreement from any other folks here?


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Posted: 14 Jun 04, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Show Must go On by Rick Sky?
It really isn't that bad.


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Posted: 14 Jun 04, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pretty bad one...

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Posted: 14 Jun 04, 21:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A bit overdramatic (especially the first chapter). I'd read Phoebe's book over that one anyday!

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Posted: 15 Jun 04, 07:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lisa J Goodrich wrote:

A bit overdramatic (especially the first chapter). I'd read Phoebe's book over that one anyday!
I haven't read that, but I liked Mr. Freestone's book. I like how he showed that Freddie WAS indeed human, and had problems just like the rest of us do... Which is something that some Queen fans don't seem to understand. All in all, Quite insightful and interesting. As a matter of fact, I may have to read it again... :P


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Posted: 15 Jun 04, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Having read both books I can tell you one thing Phoebe's is written from the heart which is more than I can say for Mr. Sky's book.

Kriz ;o)


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Posted: 15 Jun 04, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But what's so bad about Rick Sky's book then, it's all interviews and stuff?


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Posted: 15 Jun 04, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's terribly written, often bumptious, and to cap it all, the last word is given to that great luminary of popular culture - Danni Minogue.

Nice tits love, but who cares?


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Posted: 15 Jun 04, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked Jim Hutton's book also -- very, very sad ending (it always makes me bawl). Love the pictures too!

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Posted: 15 Jun 04, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's funny how different people are. :)
I really hate the Hutton book. Freddie always tried to keep his private life private, Hutton wrote a book about it and probably made up a thing or two as well, who can tell?? I won't go on and on, I just do not like the book Hutton wrote about Freddie, simply because I think he should have respected Freddie's habit of keeping his personal life private.



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Posted: 15 Jun 04, 20:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I still think many details of Freddie's life were purposely left out to preserve the memory and image of Freddie Mercury, the legend. The person who came closest to destroying Freddie's carefully-built image was Paul Prenter. Selling out to a tabloid was not a very smart thing to do if one was part of Freddie's inner circle. I know Phoebe tried to protect Freddie at all costs (you can see that in his book). Jim's was a little more sensationalised and in parts a little too personal. I think Freddie was a phenomenal, gifted person who brought a lot of sunshine into otherwise dull and dreary lives. There will never be another Freddie, he was unique and a wonderful person as well as a superb performer.

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Posted: 16 Jun 04, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok thanks i wont buy it


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Posted: 16 Jun 04, 20:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, it's nice to have in the collection, it's been out of print for a while! Go ahead, get it, read it and tell us what you think!

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Posted: 17 Jun 04, 04:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rick Sky met Freddie probably once, he briefly interviewed him and his book is full of tabloid-like stories and lies.

Both Phoebe and Jim wrote very interesting books. The only difference is that that Jim probably did it for money and his book is too close to tabloids :-(

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Posted: 18 Jun 04, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pluto, check this out!

http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=214557&from=AG01D116