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A little gem ...
on 22 January 2013
This is a very slim volume.. 95 pages in all, and rather pricey.. so my first impressions were not favourable.. but I realise it's the content that matters as I was about to discover.
I received the book this morning and have been dipping into it thoughout the day, and have just finished reading it. If I could, I would have read it in one session..
It is written in a very matter of fact way , without any embellishment or any sense of betrayal of confidences. It is simply a brief record of some of the times the author and Michael spent together.. sometimes alone, sometimes with their respective families, and the mutual enjoyment their friendship brought.
To me it is successful because it doesn't go into great detail and doesn't need to , but it effortlessly gets the message across that Michael Jackson was a kind and decent man..( somewhat different from the cariacture as portrayed by an out of control media)
I think true MJ fans would like this book, and once read completely,to dip into from time to time. If you want a kiss and tell, or to read gossip then this is not the book for you.
To me it is a little gem and it's success lies in it's simplicity. I get the impression that the author just wanted to tell us about this special friendship so that we could share a little bit of it too. ( For once I don't believe money was the motive ).
20 July 2013..
Hi Barney... I just wanted to add a little bit to this review ( Amazon will not let me add a comment to my own review)
I just want to say I am so pleased that you wrote this book for us, and I'm sure at the time you had no idea of the impact it would have. I have read it at least 4 times , and particularly now at this difficult time for Michael, his family and his true friends, it is so comforting as an admirer who never knew him, to be able to read a few chapters and smile again. I have just ordered another copy as a Birthday present (I'll probably have to buy a pot of face-cream to go with it!)