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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read this book a year ago, and I'm planning to read it again now. However, I was just wondering as to what you all thought of it if you have read it! Personally, I found it very interesting, and not too prying and I felt Peter Freestone didnt cross the line of what to tell us!


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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 12:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think you're right- UNLIKE Hutton, Freeston didn't cross the line...

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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I enjoyed both books very much. Though Peter's book frustrated me a bit with its non-chronological format, divided into subjects instead.


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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Freestone's book better, as well.

I mean, as a huge Freddie fan it is so interesting to read Hutton's book because there are many details in that book about Freddie. BUT - as you get farther in the book you just realize that there are too many details. I feel so sorry for Freddie because, as fans, we know that many of the things described in Hutton's book, Freddie would never have wanted to be out in public.

I prefer Freestone's book because I have more respect for him.


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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jim Huttons book uses the phrase "and then we made love" WAY to much. Ok we get it Freddie and you loved eachother.

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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought it was interesting but not written well. He was kinda all over the place. He was vague on some things but would go into detail about other things that were not important. I found it strange that the pictures in the book showing Freddie with his different boyfriends over the years all looked like Freddie.


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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both books to me were interesting insights of Freddies' personality at home and on the road.The posts before mine all made very valid points about too much info given here or too little there. For me though I really enjoyed the stories of Freddie shopping or entertaining at home and of course the stories of being on tour. I'm sure to a certain extent both authors were using their books as a way of healing their own wounds after losing Freddie as well as memoirs for themselves.

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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What is Jim Huttons books called, I may have to buy it and see what its like. However now, I am rather worried of what I will think!


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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was called Mercury and Me, Amie! It may be trite and self indulgent but I enjoyed the love story between FM and Jim, it was sweet and by today's standards tame sexually.

You may have to buy it on ebay since it has been out of print for 7 years, I believe.

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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hate both books, I mean these folks can say what they want - afterall Freddie is not here to say what is true or what is not. Also picked up some inconsistencies with Peters book - he says things in that but contradicts himself when he is interviewed on the TV. I think it is about time Peter got a real job and stopped trying to suck fame and money off Freddie's memory. But hey, tis just my opinion and we are all entitled to own our own opinions - tis just you asked :-))

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Posted: 12 Aug 05, 00:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what is Peter's book called?


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Posted: 12 Aug 05, 03:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

greaserkat wrote:

what is Peter's book called?

Freddie Mercury- An Intimate Memoir

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Posted: 12 Aug 05, 09:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We were not amused.


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Posted: 12 Aug 05, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"We were not amused."
Yeah, that line I remeber most from the book... :)

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Posted: 12 Aug 05, 09:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*Rik®* a.k.a ** Headlonger ** wrote:

I just finished the Book: "My Life with Freddie Mercury" From Jim Hutton, i enjoyed it but there where some details i didn't like, he could use some less details 'bout his sexlife with Freddie is awful to read..but there are also some funny facts in...so i enjoyed it most of the time...


Yeah, I agree with you. It was fun to read about the fact that he was scared of spiders (how sweet!) and that he acted like a mother towards his cats and all...

But yes, there was too much about their sex life! I would have appreciated it if he did not mention anything about that at all! Because first of all, Freddie would never have wanted that to come out. Second, it IS awful to read!


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Posted: 12 Aug 05, 13:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dirty scandalous books written for only one reason: Money!!!!!
How Freddie’s closest people (as they describe themselves) can be so unrespectable to him? horrible books…


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Posted: 12 Aug 05, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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*Rik®* a.k.a ** Headlonger ** wrote:

I just finished the Book: "My Life with Freddie Mercury" From Jim Hutton, i enjoyed it but there where some details i didn't like, he could use some less details 'bout his sexlife with Freddie is awful to read..but there are also some funny facts in...so i enjoyed it most of the time...



But yes, there was too much about their sex life! I would have appreciated it if he did not mention anything about that at all! Because first of all, Freddie would never have wanted that to come out. Second, it IS awful to read!


Couldn't agree more!!!!OK,we clearly understood that they were together but...this was annoying.Well,as Freddie told once he wanted his privacy,but Hutton after his death revealed all their personal life just because of the damned money...Sooooo wrong move!!!
After all,the only thing he wanted to show was HIMSELF from mentioning his sex life with Freddie...And this is awful and disrespectul to Freddie.


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Posted: 13 Aug 05, 01:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have been looking everywhere for Jim Huttons book and I cant find it anywhere not even on amazon, barnes and noble or borders does anyone know a website for it to buy it? thanks

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Posted: 13 Aug 05, 05:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jims book you can find in the sell out books, I have the idea that it is produced way more then it sells, a bit typical and similar to the content.

I like the books both, tho I am not so fond about the self admiring parts of Hutton, but as well as some writers here said, the Freestone book now and then is a bit soppy, in how much I love blablabla

Of course both men loved Freddie and with writing the book tried to get some money out of that, who can blame them?

They both should not fail in a queen collection, I think!




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Posted: 13 Aug 05, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=black>The Lord Of Darkness wrote:

Fenderek wrote:

I think you're right- UNLIKE Hutton, Freeston didn't cross the line...


Hutton just had one goal with the book: Revenge and money.

First of all he writes in his book he's a huge Bowie fan and that he never heared of Freddie before. Bullshit if your a Bowie fan you know he recorded under pressure with Queen zo he knew Freddie. He just said that to look like he didnn't do it for the money. He didn't get money from Freddie after Freddie's death, Mary got it, so he was pissed off.


What do you me by Revenge? Freddie left jim and peter half a million each so it wasn't revenge for not being left money...Revenge on Mary for not letting him stay in the house longer maybe, i think jim knew freddie would leave most of his estate to her anyway... or not letting him ride in the front funeral car and being a down right bitch to him after freddie died. Well i personally think i'd be a bit pissed off if i were in his shoes but i guess there's two sides to every story.I remember Mary doing a huge article in Ok or Hello magizane but cant remember the content there were some fab pictures of garden lodge in it though,must try to have a look for it it's in the attic somewhere.I do agree that some of the details in the book regarding there sex life we just didn't need to know but i love the stories about all the shopping trips and how much money Freddie would blow on Antiques and art etc...

P.S Teddybear Peter does have a proper job he owns a hotel in Torquay last time i heard.


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