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Posted: 08 May 06, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know we all have our favourites and we all have our different views on particular books, but i'm running out of reading material and need to know what's worth buying.

What Freddie Biography (preferably 'intimate') would you recommend and why? Or any newer ones available?

(apart from Freddie Mercury - An intimate memoir by the man who knew him best by Peter Freestone and David Evans)


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Posted: 08 May 06, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mercury and me is good. But there is very mixed opinions of it. I love the book myself but some of it i think it a bit far fetched.

So that is my recommendation

Enjoy Flash!


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Posted: 08 May 06, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They're both are NOT biographies!

There's no good biography about Fred. Buy Untold Story DVD better.

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Posted: 08 May 06, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

Buy Untold Story DVD better.


Yeah buy that! I have it and it has exculsive interviews with nearly everyone that knew him.

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Posted: 08 May 06, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>Flash! wrote:

I know we all have our favourites and we all have our different views on particular books, but i'm running out of reading material and need to know what's worth buying.

What Freddie Biography (preferably 'intimate') would you recommend and why? Or any newer ones available?

(apart from Freddie Mercury - An intimate memoir by the man who knew him best by Peter Freestone and David Evans)



I read experts from "Mercury and Me" and I was at the computer desk IN TEARS!!!! That man was in so much pain before he died...I'm just happy that Jim is still living, even with the virus...it really gives you hope!!!


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Posted: 08 May 06, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Personally, I feel the Mercury and Me is a huge invasion of Freddie's privacy. I mean, good Lord- what kind of person gets his rocks off about writing about incontinence and pain about someone he was supposed to love? Everyone knows what happens to people that die of Aids, its not a secret, so you can't call this a public service. It's just a pathetic "I was close to Freddie, buy my book so I can make some money" thing and not worth the paper its written on.
If I ever met Jim Hutton, I'd poke him in the eye.


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Posted: 08 May 06, 22:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aril wrote:

Personally, I feel the Mercury and Me is a huge invasion of Freddie's privacy. I mean, good Lord- what kind of person gets his rocks off about writing about incontinence and pain about someone he was supposed to love? Everyone knows what happens to people that die of Aids, its not a secret, so you can't call this a public service. It's just a pathetic "I was close to Freddie, buy my book so I can make some money" thing and not worth the paper its written on.
If I ever met Jim Hutton, I'd poke him in the eye.


I agree. If there were 'good' or legitimate parts to the book, I don't remember them. Of course, the final chapters were heartbreaking, the facts would have to be. Unfortunately, the bulk of this book seemed written not by a lover but by some insecure kid jumping up and down shouting, "Look at me! Look at me!" It was almost as if he felt he had to prove he knew Freddie better than anyone else. Revealing intimacies and personal arguments is not the way to treat the memory of someone you supposedly loved. At least, not for me. I wouldn't spend your money on this book.


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Posted: 09 May 06, 00:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's right - Untold story - well made

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Posted: 09 May 06, 01:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography by Leslie-Ann Jones. A lovely book. It tells quite a lot about Freddie's relationship with Barbara Valentin,which is interesting and quite funny at times. It also gives a wonderful look into Freddie's life in Zanzibar and India-one of his cousins,when interviewed,said that she doesn't understand why he left and never came back. And one of the young men from the Hectics stated that shortly after Freddie left for London,he himself went there. He found Freddie at a concert(although with his new name)and recognized him. However when he approached him to say hello,Freddie said,"I just don't know who you are,darling."A Very interesting book,indeed;)


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Posted: 09 May 06, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Buy the untold story, I agree with fellow queenzoners, it's greatly shot and contains a beautifully told Freddie's story with many nice interviews to people close to Freddie and great footage.
A good way to invest your money.:)
I just loved it, and in the end I had tears running down my cheeks. So moving.



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Posted: 09 May 06, 19:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"If I ever met Jim Hutton, I'd poke him in the eye."

Ouch!! Ive only ever read that excerpt thing that ran in The Gurdian or something, and from that It didnt seem like the little kid jumping around saying "Look at me, I'm wonderful, I knew Freddie best!" but then again, that was excerpts. I think I'll eventually end up reading it, to see for myself...

Oh, and links to The Untold Story:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=H-c9Gm_qBNY&search=Freddie%20Mercury%20%28The%20Untold%20Story%29
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pyqUVxnphuE&search=Freddie%20Mercury%20%28The%20Untold%20Story%29
http://youtube.com/watch?v=svfPu0-0-3E&search=Freddie%20Mercury%20%28The%20Untold%20Story%29
http://youtube.com/watch?v=RMwZCDH-ihI&search=Freddie%20Mercury%20%28The%20Untold%20Story%29

Enjoy, I really liked it. It has the Kim Bassinger line at the begining :D

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Posted: 09 May 06, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WhatMustHeThink wrote:

Ive only ever read that excerpt thing that ran in The Gurdian or something, and from that It didnt seem like the little kid jumping around saying "Look at me, I'm wonderful, I knew Freddie best!" but then again, that was excerpts.


:-)

I don't think I felt that way until after I'd finished the book and stopped crying. But it was definitely the feeling that stuck with me, like an unpleasant aftertaste.


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Posted: 09 May 06, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, maybe I'll read it, maybe I wont. I dunno.

Ok, if this is under the name forthevid, it was the name I registered under but never posted and I dont know how it changed to that. If its under whatmusthethink, well, then ignore this! :D