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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
I quite enjoyed the book, which is an unauthorised biography. It's readable, and relatively short, just over 300 pages, and it covers a large number of the details that have made the press during the past 50 years.

I particularly enjoyed the first half of the book, dealing with the 60s and 70s, which brought back many memories of the band's tempestuous early...
Published 13 months ago by Phil B

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2.0 out of 5 stars Where's the rock 'n roll?
I was looking forward to this read on the beach on my holidays. It rained, but that was not the main disappointment.

I have no objection to a little tittle tattle about a rock god, but this book is way over the top. Maybe Mick Jagger has slept with 4000 women (and boy is it difficult to keep up witht he few who are mentioned by name), but he is known primarliy...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Where's the rock 'n roll?, 27 Sep 2012
This review is from: Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger (Hardcover)
I was looking forward to this read on the beach on my holidays. It rained, but that was not the main disappointment.

I have no objection to a little tittle tattle about a rock god, but this book is way over the top. Maybe Mick Jagger has slept with 4000 women (and boy is it difficult to keep up witht he few who are mentioned by name), but he is known primarliy for his career with the Rolling Stones. And this book delvers very little on that front.

I am no lover of detail - I wouldn't know the difference bewteen a Fender and a Stratocaster - but a book on Mick Jagger must include something about the music and the touring. A minimum effort at the very least. And there is close to nothing: who wrote what, when, how? Who decided what, why? What were the choices with regard to arrangements, producers, musicians, etc. Nothing.

Disappointing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read, 25 July 2013
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This review is from: Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger (Hardcover)
I quite enjoyed the book, which is an unauthorised biography. It's readable, and relatively short, just over 300 pages, and it covers a large number of the details that have made the press during the past 50 years.

I particularly enjoyed the first half of the book, dealing with the 60s and 70s, which brought back many memories of the band's tempestuous early history. The latter part of the book dwelt, to a greater extent, on Mick's extensive love-life, and perhaps became a bit of a grind (sic) in places, but, as I said, the book seems to be concentrating primarily on the things that made the news.

When I read the book, I was unaware that Philip Norman has since put out a Jagger biography, or I might have gone for that instead, because I have read his 'John Lennon - A Life', which is superb.

Anyway, I did enjoy it overall, and it left me with some interesting new perspectives on Mick Jagger, who will turn 70 tomorrow! Roll on Mick!
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5.0 out of 5 stars xxx, 31 Jan 2014
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Excellent transaction and delivery. Very good book although I already know most of the 6o's stuff.Recommended to any Rolling Stones fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars perfect gift for christmas, 17 Dec 2012
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bought this book for my dad,had a sneaky peek and loved the photographs.cant wait to resd it but must wait till dad reads it first,looks great.
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