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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #150 on: January 08, 2016, 12:45:24 pm »
Meant to follow up earlier with The Who book and the National Geographic.
Both were real disappointments for me.

National  Geographic: Destinations of a Lifetime – Should be that coffee table book that would peak most people interest. It falls way short in the type and size of pictures. It’s a thick book with plenty of pages, but totally stunned how many of the pages had small photographs sprinkled on them. And many of them were not that impressive. Pictures looked like anybody could have taken them, instead of the standout photography NG is known for. IMO, it should have had tons of full page photography.

The Who 50 Years was another letdown. Admittedly I’m not the Who’s greatest fan, but I love most of their hits. If you are a diehard fan, than this book is for you. It focuses in great detail each of the members, their early years and up through Keith Moon’s death. With a lot about Keith’s influences. A little less on John Enwhistle, and just a tiny bit on the Pete Townsend/Roger Daltry years. I found most of the picture of very little interest. Not much at all in action shots (concerts, performances, movies, etc). Lot’s of personal photo’s and behind the scenes stuff. Like I said, not very interesting. I guess this book really wasn’t meant for the casual fan.
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