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4.0 out of 5 stars Short put Good Introduction, 8 Mar 2010
This review is from: Not Fade Away: The Life and Music of Buddy Holly (Hardcover)
If like me you're interested in Buddy Holly you find this book provides a great and affectionate introduction to Buddy's life. Written by someone that's been a fan for 50 years who focuses on the music, rather than the personal, though that is covered. A 200 page book of fairly large print. A nice neat start on Buddy Hollies short life.

I've liked Buddy holly since my Nan gave me a greatest hits album when I was a kid a fairly long time ago so it was great to learn a lot more detail about Buddy's life. I knew he died young but at the age of 21 after 18 months of fame! What he did was excellent, what could have been...

The author seems to really know his stuff and puts right some of the misconceptions that seem to have been bandied about, not that I knew them all. Covering his up bringing to his interest and talent in music to his death. Also paints a excellent picture of his characters and generosity. It does cover one not so good aspect but this in not dwelt on. If you come to this from seeing the film be ready for some differences and an even sadder ending.

The only criticism I can make of this book is that it is short and toward the end does seems to have been rushed (though that could be me getting into it and want to finish it). Could may have done to take his time more and add more detail but perhaps that is due to him not wanting to repeat what has been covered in other books. There's an excellent critic at the end of other books to consider for further ready. He's wet my appetite to find out more.
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