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An excellent 'inside the mind' perspective of a genius.,
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This review is from: Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye (Da Capo Paperback) (Paperback)
I carried this book with me for two weeks before plucking up the courage to get reading. The sombre, painful picture of Marvin on the cover, looking at the North Sea from Ostend and the inevitable sad ending making me hesitate - with and without good reason.
Ritz's book proved excellent fast paced reading and dug deep in the torment and paranoia Marvin felt from his first brush of success to his untimely death at the trigger finger of his lifetime nemesis, his father.
The book was gripping - as any good and great that Marvin achieved soon morphed into bad and poor in his own mind and into his acts of masochism that followed.
Although, being of course a huge Marvin fan, the book was rarely a pleasureable read it projected a truth and reality that was believable of a musician who's genius in undisputable.
Four stars - great!