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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi guys, to those of you who have read both, which one you think is better? I'm mostly interested in Freddie's thoughts and feelings rather than in lists of facts like about Queen's tours, etc. Which one should I read first? OK I know they're both worth reading!

Thanks!



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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would get both. Both books talk about Freddies thoughts and feelings but from two different kind of relationships.


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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 08:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Peter's. He knew Freddie for more years than Jim did -> more facts.

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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 09:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Peter. More tactfull. He maybe doesn't give Freddie's thoughts exactly (as noone apart from Freddie could) but you can read between the lines reallya lot! I always thought Jim's book was a little bit... like cashing in on Freddie...? I dunno- I prefer Peter's. That's it :)

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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 23:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jim's - Peter's book went on and on about inconsequential stuff.


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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 00:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i have read both and there great books, and yes i agree they each give a different insight into freddie, peter really goes in depth of freddie's home which is good and imo a lot about they gay life in the early eightie's, jims goes in detail about there affair and a little too much on the personal side of freddie which we all know freddie wouldn't of liked he also imo goes on a lot about materialistic things which could also give a little in sight into jim etc.. but they are incredibly sad at the end and i must say there both great reads, why not read peters first then later get hold of a used copy of jims book off amazon or something, i've got loads of books from over the years, those two are the closest we will get to knowing what makes freddie tick, sorry for not pointing to one book, xx


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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 00:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Neither one is better than the other in my opinion, both are great. They both approach Freddie from two different angles and understandably so. Read both.


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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 05:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've not read either of them.

Send me both!

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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

I've not read either of them.

Send me both!

:P


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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 07:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fairy wrote:

Hi guys, to those of you who have read both, which one you think is better? I'm mostly interested in Freddie's thoughts and feelings rather than in lists of facts like about Queen's tours, etc. Which one should I read first? OK I know they're both worth reading!

Thanks!


Read both.


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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 07:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

I've not read either of them.

Send me both!

:P


You forgot to mention that CD with 'Face It Alone' is welcome too :-P

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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 07:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hah, i thought the Face it Alone thing was common knowledge, and that I didn't have to remind anyone!

Well here it is...
When you send me my books, please enclose a CD of Face it Alone. Signed by Brian May.


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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 08:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK thanks guys for your replies. OK I'll read both!
:-)

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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How do you, guys and gals think - would Freddie approve these books if he was alive?

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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They would never write such books if Freddie was alive

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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Freddie would kill them for writing such things about him. And I bet Peter and Jim knew what his attitude would be if they revealed such things about him. But they didn't care.

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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really doubt they would do something what they knew would really hurt Freddie's feelings. Don't you think it's little pretentious to claim that those men would do anything what Freddie would kill them for if he was alive? I mean, after all they actually lived with Freddie and loved him, Peter especially as they were long term friends. I really don't believe that they don't give a damn...


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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


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Peter especially as they were long term friends. I really don't believe that they don't give a damn...

Somehow I don't believe that Freestone was a close friend of Freddie... He was a SERVANT, and because of that he knows a lot of facts of Freddie’s private live. And so what? There was interview of Freddie’s driver witch was posted somewhere here sometime ago. And he was also acting like he was Freddie's friend... I think it's only money or attempt of "getting glory for 15 minutes" and nothing more. Feestone's book remainds me some kind of yellow press. Freinds don't write such things.


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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that Freddie wouldn't appreciate that someone wrote how he wet his pants when dying, or how he was about sex, or how he used drugs or had fights with his lovers. Maybe I am wrong, but while reading these books I had a strong feeling that Freddie wouldn't like the fact that his fan reads such things about him.

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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Exactly!