on 6 May 2004
Whilst this is a very interesting book, and I quite enjoyed reading it, in my opinion it is very poorly written, and I had expected better. The book reads like an extended magazine article for Kerrang! or Metal Hammer, with a poor use of language - the most readable parts are the direct quotations which make up the majority of the book. It is also a very biased book, with frankly annoying changes of opinion, with the last two chapters feeling very tacked-on and disjointed (for example, Mick Wall changes from being pro-Bruce to anti-Bruce to pro-Bruce again, depending on whether he's writing about the 80s, 90s or now). I would only recommend reading this if you are curious about Maiden's history, but I definitely wouldn't buy it.