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Should've been five, but...
on 27 October 2007
I have now read this book twice and thoroughly enjoyed it both times, apart from some minor and niggling mistakes. Principle amongst these was the mis-naming of AFI's 'Sing The Sorrow' as 'Sing The Silence' and some others mentioned in other reviews. Also, the author seemed to be struggling with a restrictive word count as the first few albums get majorly dissected while the later stuff seems to be only skimmed over. Besides this, the story was interesting, funny and heartrending in places, and the author seemed to know his stuff and have had access to several of the key players. The book is not 'authorised' by Robert Smith and I think it is stronger for it, revealing a complex figure, ruled by his ego, yet still with enough humanity to keep musicians returning to his fold time and again. All in all a fascinating read, and a worthwhile entry into the Cure bibliography.