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what a plonker
on 9 March 2009
Couldn't agree more with the "erstwhile" comment; the repetition is a bit of a joke. Incredibly dry prose and certainly not for those who've forgotten their school French. One would hate to be stuck in a lift with this guy.
To be fair though, Sheppard's done his research and things can get quite engrossing, particulary Eno's NY period - a fascinating snapshot of the energy and inventiveness of the scene. The late 80's and 90's segment of the book seem like a hell of a rushed job, although in fairness much of the mystique was wearing thin by then. You can tell that the erstwhile Eno author shares the same opinion.