Getting straight to the point, I believe the author of this book set the tone for me of the entire book in the book’s Foreword when he proceeds to spend too much time criticising the critics of his first book and then refers to McCartney’s movie “Give My Regards to Broad Street” as shallow and self-centered. I personally loved the movie.
John Cherry (the author) seems incredibly shallow and self-centered in his presentation of the facts of McCartney’s solo career. I’m not sure exactly what I was reading. This book is not a guide…since there is no indexing of songs. I guess it could be a biography, but there is so much missing…including song titles!
Several times throughout the book, the author spends entire paragraphs detailing a song…but fails to mention the song title. “Mull of Kintyre” was a standout example.
The reader is also introduced to much of Mr. Cherry’s private life as he continually mentions his personal life events and how they related to McCartney’s music. Sorry…but I considered this TMI!
I could go on, but what’s the point? Exactly! What’s the point to this book? Either too much info or not enough info…and the straw that broke the camels back and made me lose faith is this writing was the typo “Paula”. Seriously? Someone didn’t catch that?!
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I rate this book: 1 out of 4 Beetles