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on 25 May 2012
There is biography ... and then there is real biography, based on primary source interviews and fit into true culture context. Unfortunately, this book is the first, lightweight, derivative type, based heavily on previous original work by better, more astute biographers. Save your money for an original-source bio on this great actor. A no star book.
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VINE VOICEon 24 May 2010
As biographies of international stars go, you could mistake the fact that Sir Sean Connery is a 2-D portrait that starts and ends with James Bond. In a nutshell, you're correct, but on the other hand the man is far more complex than you could imagine.

Without boring you with the obvious review of a standard bio that goes from rags-to-riches, I can simply say that there is a heavy focus on Sean's role as James Bond which will thrill fans of the genre and cinema alike, but the stories and emotions behind the icon he played are very surprising and will leave you feeling shaken and stirred in a way you probably never thought possible.

Detailing the struggle to be taken as a serious actor after the role of 007 ended, his venture into acting that pushed the boundaries and also his risks taken for fame and fortune (sometimes it worked, but mostly it didn't!), the book paints and interesting and investigative journey through the ups and downs of Sean's career both on screen, stage and as a family man. For avid film fans alike, highlights include the James Bond series, 'Highlander', 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade', 'The Untouchables' and even 'Robin And Marion'. No film role is left un-turned in the book to give us a detailed image of one of the most respected actors we know today.

A pleasent book that will leave you with a far greater knowledge of Sir Sean Connery than before you started, this is a great read and a wonderful span of his career from the 1950s right up to 2000s. Enjoy!
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