7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Good but not great,
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This review is from: Peter Cushing - The Complete Memoirs (Hardcover)
I have always been a big fan of Peter Cushing and his many films. I found out that his biography had recently been re-released, so I decided to buy it. After I have now finished reading this book, it has left me feeling slightly deflated and a bit disappointed. It is written in a style, which I personally found to be long-winded and hard to understand in some parts. I found his recollections of his Hammer years to be interesting and informative and also his feelings about the sad death of his beloved wife, but I found the rest of the two books to be hard to read and I nearly gave up on it on several occasions, but I persevered. I have also read Christopher Lee's biography and I found that to be much more informative and enjoyable. I also own David Miller's book about Peter Cushing, entitled A Life In Film and I enjoyed that a lot more than this. Perhaps I am just too young to fully appreciate this book, but I think an older reader would be able to understand it more easily. Three stars from me, for a good but not perfect book.