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The Hobby Shack => Books => Topic started by: Chiprocks1 on July 21, 2011, 07:11:12 pm

Title: Is This The Real Life? The Untold Story Of Queen - Mark Blake
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 21, 2011, 07:11:12 pm
Is This The Real Life? The Untold Story Of Queen (2011)


Is This The Real Life fails to live up to my expectations. Once again I fell victim to reading a Biography from someone not in the band and paid for it with sheer boredom. The thing about books like this, especially coming on the heels of a wide assortment of other like-minded Bio's about a group like Queen, is that once the well has been tapped, the latest author then has the task of coming up with "new" stuff to justify reading his book about a band that has be written about countless times.

This book falls in line with Bon Scott's Bio that I recently read. If you checked out that review, then you have a pretty good idea of what Real Life is like when it comes to reading a bloated book. Too much time is devoted to stuff that Queen fans or just readers in general really don't need to know or even want to know.

It's unfortunate that authors feel the need to pad pages and make a book bigger than it really is. There is nothing new or revealing here. This was a waste of my time.

I do not recommend this to anyone. Don't believe the hype surrounding this book. All the 4-5 Star reviews you may find out there in internet-land are from people that will give better reviews simply for being a fan of the band. I'm the biggest fan here, but even I know a terrible read when I come across one.

I need to get rid of this bad taste in my mouth and read Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History Of The Crown Kings Of Rock.