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3.0 out of 5 stars interesting side of the temptations story but seems quite inaccurate..., 4 Mar 2006
This review is from: Temptations: Updated Edition (Paperback)
Firstly I am a HUGE Temptations fan so I was really looking forward to hearing the only autobiography from a group member.But i have to say I was quite dissapointed in Otis' book.I really think Otis portrayed eddie,david & paul quite badly.He appears to be quite bitter most of the time when he talks about any of them and chooses to focus on their bad qualities rather than the good.also i'm suspicious about the factual content of the book as otis is very vague about dates and times.and for example,in the pictures section he refers to a picture of paul with his wife as 'paul with a friend'.it makes you think that if he was as close to the others as he claimed then he would know a simple fact as pauls wife.also since this is the updated edition otis' adds a chapter at the end in which he changes a few statements he made in the past because he didnt think he could be truthful because the other guys were alive but it seems suspect to change his views only after eddie & david cant defend themselves.the whole tone of the book didnt feel right to me & as a fan of the classic five i felt sorry for eddie,paul & david as otis was always portrayed as the good guy in the group.i really wish the other guys could have written their side of the story as i have a sneaking suspicion that it would turn out very differently from otis' version.i would recommend this book to temptations fans because some parts of the book are sweet/funny i.e. paul & eddies close friendship & it is nice to hear about the different guys personalities but i would take it all in with a grain of salt as i dont think otis' account is all that valid.
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Initial post: 11 Nov 2008 11:21:40 GMT
S. Morley says:
Thanks, "sharda". That is the review that I wanted to read ... i.e. from someone, like myself, who is a Temptations (up to "Cloud Nine" anyway) fan. I guessed that the book would be rather biased, like Mary Wilson's "Dreamgirls", and we really need an Eddie Kendricks/David Ruffin autobiography but we will, of course, never get one. We'll just get scraps of the truth ... ho, hum. Maybe you should write a book about being a Temptations fan?
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