5.0 out of 5 stars
Outstanding - Best Zeppelin Book Yet !, 3 Dec. 2012
As a massive Zeppelin fan I have read pretty much every book published on the band. Barney Hoskyns has produced an outstanding addition which could probably only have been written now, over 30 years after the tragic demise of the group following John Bonham's untimely death.
Hoskyns has succeeded in bringing several new voices and perspectives to the story by a plethora of interviews with personnel involved in the Zeppelin machine in the 70's. I found the material compelling and the manner in which the book is presented (via a narrative of quotes) is incredibly skillfully achieved.
I don't think Jimmy Page will be too pleased with the book however as he portrayed as being a rather sinister figure, the darkness verses the light of Robert Plant.
I couldn't put this book down and have already read it twice. I really want to thank the author for his invaluable contribution to the Zeppelin bibliography. This is a vital book, fascinating and superbly executed. I can't wait for the yet to be written 'Peter Guralnick' book - go for it Barney !