This book is full of factual inaccuracies and a HUGE ammount of what appears to be wild speculation and flights of imagination (far too numerous and tedious to mention)
The author claims that when he was young, David was "friendless" "a loner" "a bully" and "a fighter" at school (he also says at one point he was dirty and unkemt!!!) In all the books I have read about Bowie (many!) I have NEVER heard him described as any of these things.Basically his description of him at school is that of a strongly disliked, dirty, bully who liked to brawl in the street. Many, much better biographies, contain comments from his school teachers and school reports, which report that he was always pleasant and polite and very clean and neatly turned out and quite shy. He also had many friends, some of whom he reamined close to as an adult. These are facts which can easily be checked, how the author of this book missed this, I cannot comprehend.
He makes wild claims and attribes them to the likes of " a woman who used to pass him in the street when he lived at Haddon Hall" and numerous other unnamed individuals. He also quotes multiple sources, "who wish to remain nameless" , who claim one night stands with David and gives lurid details of his sexual prowess.
Throughout the book he portrays David as a mentally unstable (he even claims David was under the care of a psychiatrist at one time, but, conveniently, cannot back this statement up with any facts whatsoever) disorganised, cry baby and a deluded idiot. He also states, as fact, that David is "telepathic". A skill he apparently inherited from his mother!
I have absolutly no idea why this author chose to write a biography about someone he so clearly dislikes and who's work he is unimpressed by.
This is a ridiculous book and the worst, by a mile, bio of David Bowie I have read.