4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
disappointing, missed opportunity,
This review is from: Sent from Coventry: The Chequered Past of Two Tone (Paperback)
I was really looking forward to reading this.
However, this book told me nothing I didn't know already and contains quite a few errors.
While I can't fault the enthusiasm of the author the book seems to be torn between being a serious reference and a fan's eye view of the 2 tone era and unfortunately doesn't do either very well.
Outside of his own experiences most of the content seems to be based on anecdotes from the same 2 or 3 people or taken from various websites (which to be fair he references).
He does a good job of describing the scene and I think it would have been much better if he'd concentrated on his own experiences over the period rather than trying to describe it from the inside through second or third hand information.