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on 9 August 2016
Note this is a review specifically of the Kindle edition.

I hate writing negative reviews but...
I know that a black and white kindle is not the best way of viewing photographs but so much of this book depends on the images of the albums and Bowie himself that removing them makes the book seem half-baked.
A Kindle is able to show images fairly well indeed there is an image of the cover shown in the book itself but for some reason the rest of the images have all been removed.

Either offer the content in full or don't offer it at all!
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 10 June 2014
This was clearly a labour of love. Paolo Hewitt's text is the fruit of a lifetime of careful, attentive listening to Bowie, but the real pleasure of this book is the graphic content. Extraordinarily, it unearths a trove of unusual, but brilliant, images from across Bowie's career, that avoid most of the obvious visual cliches while still being stunningly impactful in their own right. It's also impressive that the coverage goes right up to the present, with a good and thoughtful section on 'The Next Day'. All in all, I'd say this is probably an even better and more satisfying compendium than the V&A's (very good) 'David Bowie Is' catalogue.

I can't imagine a David Bowie enthusiast not wanting to own this. I bought a copy as a birthday present for my wife, who likes Bowie as much as I like Dylan (i.e. a LOT), and she's been absolutely thrilled with it.
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on 30 September 2014
The best book on Bowie that I've read so far.

Chapters on every album and the photos are rare and well presented and paper and print quality is very high.

A Must Buy for Rock/Pop fans and historians of modern culture not just David Bowie aficionados.
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on 11 April 2017
A must have for Bowie fans. So e great photos and facts to dip in and out of.
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on 12 January 2018
Fantastic book, reviews, pictures
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on 26 June 2017
Disappointed with this had for a while but have now opened it to find pages missing and duplicate pages. As i have had it for a while unchecked to late to return
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on 25 June 2014
this is a fantastic read, a must for any bowie fan,it gives you a insight to every bowie album ever made it is definately the bowie bible.
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on 18 August 2017
A brilliant 2017 Bowie complete works overview - incisive high quality writing
Every chapter by Paolo Hewitt superb and should have been longer - please do so in the next edition. Paul Curran
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on 19 May 2017
Excellent
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on 26 February 2018
Wonderful book, wonderful service, thank you!
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