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Paul McCartney biography - 'A Life' - by Peter Ames Carlin

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Ovi:
Did anyone read this book? I read Peter Carlin's other book, which was Brian Wilson's biography and I was pleasantly surprised. So I was thinking about buying this one, too. Any opinions/recommendations?



Normandie:

I read this about a year ago, and it was a fairly neutral read. I didn't really learn anything new, but it was interesting and did not have an obvious pro- or anti-Paul slant, which was nice. The author put himself into Paul's shoes, so to speak, a few times (e.g., at the moment of Linda's death), which bothered me because Paul seems like such a private person that I'm assuming these descriptions were created by the author. (Some books on the Titanic have taken these liberties, and it irks me.)

On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd probably give it a 6 or so. This probably doesn't help much; sorry!

Ovi:

--- Quote from: Normandie on February 09, 2012, 10:42:47 PM ---I read this about a year ago, and it was a fairly neutral read. I didn't really learn anything new, but it was interesting and did not have an obvious pro- or anti-Paul slant, which was nice. The author put himself into Paul's shoes, so to speak, a few times (e.g., at the moment of Linda's death), which bothered me because Paul seems like such a private person that I'm assuming these descriptions were created by the author. (Some books on the Titanic have taken these liberties, and it irks me.)

On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd probably give it a 6 or so. This probably doesn't help much; sorry!

--- End quote ---

Thanks Normandie for the replay. I think I'll get it, anyway. :)

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