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Starman: David Bowie - The Definitive Biography Hardcover – 1 Mar 2011
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Paul Trynka is the former editor of Mojo. He lives in South London with his wife and son.
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The scope of this book is incredible, with Trynka getting his material source about David Bowie not just from close friends and music industry people who were close friends and worked with Bowie; Trynka also gets material from family members as well. So this book is actually one of the most in-depth and personal books EVER written about Bowie.
There are some aspects of Bowie's discography you may not appreciate from Trynka's descriptions, for example, I thought that Trynka writing about Bowie's 'Black Tie, White Noise' album had completely lost the point about this incredible Bowie album, so you may find his comments based on personal preference.
This will not spoil your enjoyment of this book though, because as I have said before,this book is incredibly well written.
If I could I would give it a 3.5 - its better than a 3 but not up to a 4
It is well-written, informative and gets under the skin, not only of Bowie but of the times in which he was living. It moves at a brisk pace and, having a number of books and articles about Bowie, this is the one that, for me, brings him closer to life than any of the others. It is well-researched and clearly written from a position of knowledge - and understanding - of Bowie's rise from Ziggy....
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