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Unbalanced and very disappointing
on 7 October 2011
You would imagine that somebody who was clearly well educated, well versed in the arts, and who had experienced the finer things in life would be somewhat eloquent. No - not the case in this book by Peter Freestone.
He is 'assisted' by David Evans; who one imagines ghost wrote this dreadful book. It is so badly written that it is embarrassing at times.
The book has no structure or format and flits around with banal details that no doubt are only there to interest their friends and inner circle.
It has a camp, pompous tone that excludes so much of Freddie Mercury's life with Queen.
Freddie may have been a gay man, but he was also so much more than that - a brilliant performer, songwriter and innovative member of one of rock music's greatest bands. So little of that is included.
Clearly Mr Freestone had enormous respect and a real love for his employer, but why give such intimate details of Freddie's low points, illness and tragically untimely demise ?
Peter Freestone was looked after very well by Freddie Mercury and received a very generous bequest from his will, so to abuse that generosity is just tacky - tabloid material.
I understand that Freddie Mercury always demanded the best of everything - including the people who worked for him. He has been badly let down........