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This book is exhausting!,
This review is from: Life: Keith Richards (Hardcover)I'm a litle over half way through this book and I've started to speed read! Life's too short - sorry, unintentional pun!
The book is brilliant on childhood in the post-war period, and what it's like to be an only child.
Unfortunately when he "grwos up", it all starts getting a bit boring and repetitive. As with Alan Sugar's autobiography you start wishing he wasn't able to remember so much in such detail! Whatever happened to editors?
When he starts getting pretentious about songwriting and drugs, it is cringeworthy. Here I must confess that I never understood why the Stones were so popular - a musically uninteresting band with an awful whiny, weedy-voiced singer with zero ability to emote.
There are a few interesting reflections and tales, but about page 200 I started to feel trapped with the pub bore...
Is there anyone out there ready to write a 250-page (max) autobiography? I'll buy it!
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Initial post: 21 Dec 2010 18:18:32 GMT
why on earth did you read it if you don't like the stones?
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2010 20:26:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Dec 2010 20:29:59 GMT
James Lizard says:
You should broaden your outlook. Just because you are not a fan of someone's music doesn't mean they don't have an interesting story to tell. In this case for example, as I said, his take on growing up after the war was well written and very interesting.
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