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1.0 out of 5 stars save your money and go on Wikipedia!, 11 Aug. 2011
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This review is from: Colin Firth: The Biography (Hardcover)
A lazy, sloppy book consisting of strung-together quotes from published articles ("As Colin told the Sunday Times ...") There is nothing new or original and she didn't actually interview anyone! It was irritating that she used the same quotes several times so she couldn't even be bothered to edit and neither could the publisher! Oh! And Yes, King Crimson et al are not part of the "Glam Rock" genre - a sloppy mistake. A shame she'll make loads of money selling it to the fans who are as obsessed with Colin as she obviously is! Don't waste your energy reading it let alone your money ...
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Initial post: 29 Aug 2011 10:52:33 BDT
This review (and its heading!) gets straight to the nub of the matter. You could learn everything in the book from Wikipedia and, blimey, is it annoying to find the same quotes used more than once! It's really sloppy journalism from someone who is clearly obsessed with the lovely Mr Firth but could not be bothered to glean any original information about him. The author makes a big fuss in the introduction of how charming and pleasant he was when she interviewed him but where is the interview actually mentioned in the text itself? At least the pictures are worth a look . . .
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