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Philip Norman's Lennon bio
3 January 2013
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I just downloaded this as I got a great deal/discount on it on iBooks. The reviews all look good, and I've enjoyed Shout! over the years although it's a bit clinical and academic. However, he makes no bones about being a John fan but is critical of him. Anyone here read it? Thoughts?

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5 January 2013
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I read it the beginning of the school year. Took a really long time to read, and I was reading it practically through the whole school day. The beginning of the book is really good, but it starts dragging around India time or something. I read Shout! by Phillip Norman and hated it, so I thought I would hate In My Life, but it was a good book. Lots of stuff in it I hadn't read before.

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unknown said
I read it the beginning of the school year. Took a really long time to read, and I was reading it practically through the whole school day. The beginning of the book is really good, but it starts dragging around India time or something. I read Shout! by Phillip Norman and hated it, so I thought I would hate In My Life, but it was a good book. Lots of stuff in it I hadn't read before.

I finished Shout! a few weeks ago...it was a good book but I certainly don't think it deserves all the plaudits it's gotten over the last 30 years as the "definitive" bio...there are several factual errors (mainly release/recording date errors). Still, it's MILES better than that pile of shit Bob Spitz called a "biography" from a few years back...that book was laughably bad and inaccurate.

 

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