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Can't Please Everyone
on 26 February 2014
It's always difficult writing reviews, as those who really rate a book will never agree with those who don't.
Taking a break from my usual genre, I have been catching up on nostalgia by reading biographies of musicians from the 80s.
I bought this book on the recommendation of a full house of 5 stars, but was not that impressed, especially when comparing it to the other biographies I have read to date.
The first 30% or so of this book is a social history of new towns. Had I wanted this much information on new towns I would have bought a book on the subject.
I also found the book a very long winded way of giving basic information, with several pages used where a single paragraph would have sufficed. It is also very repetitive in parts.
I appreciate there are many people involved with the story of Depeche Mode, and most do get a mention, but there are times where it is easy to get lost and you have to re-read parts to try and work out who said what.
I haven't read the other offerings on Depeche Mode yet, and this may well be the best book on the subject, but the style of the author is just not to my taste.