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Posted: 04 Dec 05, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's about gay sex even. I wouldn't present this book as a Xmas gift to no-one...

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Posted: 04 Dec 05, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Without the book it´s going to be a cold, cold X-mas...


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Posted: 04 Dec 05, 15:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think ive heard everyone reccoment the other book by Peter Freestone- thats what im asking for christmas because i was going to ask for the Mercury and Me then i started asking questions about it around Queenzone and ive learned that the book by Peter is better- (for me) unless ur looking for a book about gay sex every other page. it really comes down to what ur looking for in a book about Fred....


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Posted: 04 Dec 05, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No buy the book!

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Posted: 04 Dec 05, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Barry © wrote:

Scroll down the following page, you could show your parents that. BTW it's not a book all about sex. There is the odd mention of making love though lol.

http://queen.peoples.ru/html/archive/stati/fred_jim.htm




is that like the book? or an overveiw?


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Posted: 04 Dec 05, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nice!


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Posted: 04 Dec 05, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LeroyBrown11 wrote:

For Christmas I asked for this book but my mom says its probably all about sex, is this true or is there more to it?


Its only mentioned maybe 3 times in the whole book, and its not in detail or anything unless u count the fact that he says fred was a very "passionate" lover, otherwise its good...
Theres alot about their holidays and the recording of INNUENDO and what not in it.
But its good because it lets u see a personal side to Fred through the eyes of the man who loved him in his last days...
Its extremely touching.

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Posted: 04 Dec 05, 22:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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LeroyBrown11 wrote:

For Christmas I asked for this book but my mom says its probably all about sex, is this true or is there more to it?


Its only mentioned maybe 3 times in the whole book, and its not in detail or anything unless u count the fact that he says fred was a very "passionate" lover, otherwise its good...
Theres alot about their holidays and the recording of INNUENDO and what not in it.
But its good because it lets u see a personal side to Fred through the eyes of the man who loved him in his last days...
Its extremely touching.


Its extremely touching yes :)

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

I really loved this book, it was sad, funny, lovely and it told the truth. i think it better discribed what freddie was like than Peter's book (even though i loved that book too).
Buy it, i loved it!


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Posted: 05 Dec 05, 03:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a bunch of stupid fans on this board.....
Everyone believing every f***ing word said by Hutton in his ill-imaginative "intimate memoirs". It can hardly be called a BOOK even, it's a piece of sh*t by a person, who simply wanted to make easy money and fame using the name and fame of one great Freddie Mercury shortly after his death.
There is NO evidence to believe this man at all. One of the main reasons for this is that Freddie had always kept secret about his private life and 100% would have never approved of writing and issuing such kind of work about him. Hutton knew it but did it his way.
And does anybody have the right to expose disgusting things about other person to public, especially if this person is gone and most especially if there had been TRUE love or friendhip between them?!?! It's so obvious that there's NO love at all in all these matters.
Hutton has been using his former situation of being close to Freddie to say or do anything he wants, because many minds would blindly believe him...
His thought up stories are very controversial to many REAL facts from Fredie's life and to the memories of other people who had been close to Freddie.
Freestone, by the way, has been doing nearly the same things as Hutton...
So, go ahead, guys! Support miserable persons who blur the memory of a great man...............


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Posted: 05 Dec 05, 04:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

antiden wrote:

What a bunch of stupid fans on this board.....
Everyone believing every f***ing word said by Hutton in his ill-imaginative "intimate memoirs". It can hardly be called a BOOK even, it's a piece of sh*t by a person, who simply wanted to make easy money and fame using the name and fame of one great Freddie Mercury shortly after his death.
There is NO evidence to believe this man at all. One of the main reasons for this is that Freddie had always kept secret about his private life and 100% would have never approved of writing and issuing such kind of work about him. Hutton knew it but did it his way.
And does anybody have the right to expose disgusting things about other person to public, especially if this person is gone and most especially if there had been TRUE love or friendhip between them?!?! It's so obvious that there's NO love at all in all these matters.
Hutton has been using his former situation of being close to Freddie to say or do anything he wants, because many minds would blindly believe him...
His thought up stories are very controversial to many REAL facts from Fredie's life and to the memories of other people who had been close to Freddie.
Freestone, by the way, has been doing nearly the same things as Hutton...
So, go ahead, guys! Support miserable persons who blur the memory of a great man...............

Yes i agree with that. I've wondered the same thing..I dont believe he loved Freddie, he had betrayed him. If Freddie was here, he would be furious with him.. and of course I can see why. I guess 100,000 is not enough for him, so he wrote a book, and added some stuff to make it sound interesting. It's unfair to Freddie, because he's not here to defend himself. Also why should I listen to some guy that says that him and Freddie were 'very close'? Like antiden said, what if they were just friends? We dont know, and probably never will. Freddie isn't here to tell his story (probably wouldn't anyway)


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Posted: 05 Dec 05, 05:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Barry, Jim was left as much money from Freddie as any other of his servants. And Freddie bought appartments for many close people before his death, not only for Hutton. In his will Freddie didn't line up Jim in some specific way. The larger part of his inheritance was left to his parents, sister and Mary Austin, as well as for charity!
And by the way, it's Hutton and Freestone who told everybody that Freddie called Jim "his husband". When Freddie was alive NOBODY knew about that at all. And isn't it strange enough that there's NO photo or any other clue that Freddie and Jim showed their love affair publicly and kissed a lot?? (But Jim tells they did it regularly................)


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Posted: 05 Dec 05, 06:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

when they all went out Freddie used to have Mary on his arm to disway any rumours about his sexuality...


But when they went to the Gay Clubs they where very much affectionate towards each other, Maybe having a blazing row because freddie would be flirting with some other guy haha...


I agree with bits and pieces from both sides of opinions as to whether books should of been written or not...!


Who knows what ppl write is true or bollox...But ppl by them hahahaha!

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Posted: 05 Dec 05, 06:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Barry, didn't you ask Jim why did he betray Freddie and blurred the memory of him? Also why is he still alive or may be he has no HIV/AIDS at all?????????


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Posted: 05 Dec 05, 07:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hehe... Smells like on QRR...

Don't try so hard, Barry, I've spent last months on QueenRocksRu site trying to explain that things are not so bad in this world as some fans are trying to imagine them... ;) It's impossible!

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

Ive read the book recently and there was little talk about sex. It was mostly about thier relationship and the kinda person Freddie really was. I recommend it.


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Posted: 05 Dec 05, 08:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well, PF did write something about all Freddie's songs being sex-related, in fact "Staying Power" originally titled "F*cking Power" according to him


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Posted: 05 Dec 05, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a copy on sale here. Better be quick though, finishes later on tonight.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7567698816&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


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Posted: 05 Dec 05, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

here's another

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4595638840

the buy-it-now seems high, but the last one went for $55 (32 GBP)!!! plus shipping

the guy selling it also has peter freestone's book:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4595639319


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Posted: 05 Dec 05, 21:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its a great book. You can also search for these books on amazon.com. Thats where i found my copy.
And i think if jim wanted to capitalize on fred's money he would have done it long before fred died if thats all he was after. I mean he could have gone on an entire media blitz, done a movie etc, its j/ a book.
And maybe somethings are true and some are not, but freddie himself said he doesnt care what happens with his fame after he dies, hes dead so he wont care. (not the best argument i know, but im sure theres more to it than people think)
And Jim wasnt into the touchy feely PDA relationship, so naturally theres no big press with them doing so. And plus as previously mentioned, he tried to prevent people knowing of his sexuality.
And theres things in there that many other books have stated, like his cocaine use and his promiscuity. so he really wasnt exploiting anything people didnt already know of.