Customer Review

14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Chet lovers beware!, 12 Aug 2002
This review is from: Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker (Hardcover)
Though this book is essential reading for all Chet heads, you will need a strong stomach to swallow the portrait Mr.Gavin serves up. It's the opposite of the hagiographic line taken by his Dutch biographer, but in purporting to debunk the myth Gavin creates his own, that of a near-psychopathic soulless demon who just happened to have an inexplicable musical talent. Glorying in all the most sordid deails, this hatchet job leaves a sour taste in the mouth. Gavin is a knowledgable guy and presumably was attrcted to Chet through the music and the image in the first place, so perhaps this is another case of "each man kills the thing he loves". Perhaps it's appropriate to quote Wilde since Chet did somewhat resemble that of Dorian Gray, with Claxton's photos remaining angelically youthful whilst on his own face were etched all the ravages of his life.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.4 out of 5 stars (7 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (4)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Used & New from: £7.47
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: LONDON, ENGLAND United Kingdom

Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,035,038