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This review is from: Full Moon: The Amazing Rock and Roll Life of Keith Moon (Paperback)
It would take an incredibly poor writer to make a book about Keith Moon seem boring, so you know you're on a winner when the writer concerned was Keith Moon's former sidekick. This book is the exact copy of the original book published in the 1980s with nothing edited or changed in the text. It does however include a decent updated introduction to fill in a few questions that have been raised in the future.
The writing style does take some getting use to it as to be said. The use of terminology like "bints" to describe women, whilst not offensive to me, might grate on some people's nerves as one reads through the book. As may the constant use of cockney rhyming slang. The latter I found a bit unnecessary but I suspect it's been left in as a sign that the book is authentic and not a complete "as told to" type story.
The book itself is a minefield of interesting, hilarious, sad and back to hilarious points. Sometimes you want to ask the bloke why they didn't do more to support Moon rather than encourage them. Sometimes you think there's nothing they could've done anyway. Like the brilliant "Dear Boy" book, you get all the emotions when you read about Keith Moon and it's a rollercoaster of emotions. Above all it's never boring. So many funny stories, so many terrible ones, and you know that each event described in only a few pages could fill a book in someone else's life. Definitely worth a read if you're on holiday etc.