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Posted: 17 Oct 05, 03:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really want to get a good book to do with freddie but i dont know what one is good. CAN anyone suggest please
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Posted: 17 Oct 05, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dear Becca,
I have The Freddie Mercury Story: Living On The Edge. It was written by David Bret. Take care and have a nice day!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted: 17 Oct 05, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can tell which NOT to read-
Rick Sky, "The Show Must Go On". Utter crap.

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

Read QueenZone - there's a lot of experts in details of Freddie's life.

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Posted: 17 Oct 05, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So Jim's and Peter's are not the best after all? I guessed they were just because they were closest to Freddie than anyone else who wrote his bio.



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Posted: 17 Oct 05, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fairy wrote:

So Jim's and Peter's are not the best after all? I guessed they were just because they were closest to Freddie than anyone else who wrote his bio.


They don't know a lot about Freddie before 80s.

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Posted: 17 Oct 05, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

Fairy wrote:

So Jim's and Peter's are not the best after all? I guessed they were just because they were closest to Freddie than anyone else who wrote his bio.


They don't know a lot about Freddie before 80s.

You're right. How about the later years? Are there better books than Peter's and Jim's about that period?



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Posted: 17 Oct 05, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pity, but there are no other books about this period, except some good articles about 'Barcelona' project.

I preffer Freddie's interviews to any books about him.

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Posted: 17 Oct 05, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:


I preffer Freddie's interviews to any books about him.


Yeah, but I even preffer to LISTEN to Freddie's interviews (I mean LIVE interviews, not those which are taken from the same old guys like Rick Sky or tabloids, most of them are fabricated fiction).


And no-one ever really knows the truth from the lies.

("Scandal")
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Posted: 17 Oct 05, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, interviews are better than any books. And I love the live interviews because there you can be sure Freddie is really saying what you hear, not some journalist or even some friend of his writing it down.



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Posted: 17 Oct 05, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Freddie Mercury - The Definitive Biography' by Lesley-Ann Jones is pretty good, but there are some errors and fictioned stories (very few, but still). Maybe this one is the best to the date!

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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 07:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks guys im going to go to waterstones this weekend and have a look for the suggested books.

Thanks a lot X X X


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