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I've just finished Fergie's newest autobiography. A lot has been said about it, but now that I've read the whole thing I can give an opinion on it. And, I think it's a huge disappointment.

 

It's probably not a terrible book in it's own right. I wasn't really bored or anything. But when you think about the build-up it got and even what you expected from it yourself, I don't think it really is what it could have been. I don't want to write a whole review of it, but I'll just say that I think it just seems too rushed. He says in it (and I think in some of the interviews he gave to promote it) that it's like a second volume of is first one, but it doesn't come across like that at all. Some of it seems pointless (like skipping through some stories from his early days), but I don't think he goes into enough detail or gives us many real in-depth accounts of the period he's writing about. He should really have just started the book from where the first one ended, and continued "his story" in the same fashion.

 

And there was a disappointment that I don't think you could really say we learned much, if anything, that we didn't know already. And actually, if anything, I think it even tells us that newspapers might well know more than we think they do. For instance, giving his side of the story when he talks us about the players had fell out with and what was behind those, we read a lot of it in newspapers at the time.

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Yeah I thought the book was disappointing. It wasn't bad as you say, but I wanted more dirt. I like the dressing room stories. This was basically like a book full of bullet points and there was a lot more things I'd have liked him to talk about.

 

It was much better than Rooney's and Scholes' though. The latter was the worst autobiography I've ever read. Literally just a book of pictures with a message explaining what the picture was.

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Yeah I thought the book was disappointing. It wasn't bad as you say, but I wanted more dirt. I like the dressing room stories. This was basically like a book full of bullet points and there was a lot more things I'd have liked him to talk about.

 

It was much better than Rooney's and Scholes' though. The latter was the worst autobiography I've ever read. Literally just a book of pictures with a message explaining what the picture was.

 

I've read it too and absolutely agree. Tbh, if I had looked inside when I picked it up I probably would have put it back. But I didn't, I just picked it up and bought it. I did read the whole thing just to read it all and see what it was like, but I was bored most of the way through.

 

I've read Rooney's first one too, which again was pretty boring and pointless imo.

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I've read it too and absolutely agree. Tbh, if I had looked inside when I picked it up I probably would have put it back. But I didn't, I just picked it up and bought it. I did read the whole thing just to read it all and see what it was like, but I was bored most of the way through.

 

I've read Rooney's first one too, which again was pretty boring and pointless imo.

 

The trouble was he was still only about 24 when that was written, so far too much of it was about his childhood.

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I've just finished Fergie's newest autobiography. A lot has been said about it, but now that I've read the whole thing I can give an opinion on it. And, I think it's a huge disappointment.

 

It's probably not a terrible book in it's own right. I wasn't really bored or anything. But when you think about the build-up it got and even what you expected from it yourself, I don't think it really is what it could have been. I don't want to write a whole review of it, but I'll just say that I think it just seems too rushed. He says in it (and I think in some of the interviews he gave to promote it) that it's like a second volume of is first one, but it doesn't come across like that at all. Some of it seems pointless (like skipping through some stories from his early days), but I don't think he goes into enough detail or gives us many real in-depth accounts of the period he's writing about. He should really have just started the book from where the first one ended, and continued "his story" in the same fashion.

 

And there was a disappointment that I don't think you could really say we learned much, if anything, that we didn't know already. And actually, if anything, I think it even tells us that newspapers might well know more than we think they do. For instance, giving his side of the story when he talks us about the players had fell out with and what was behind those, we read a lot of it in newspapers at the time.

Agree with all this Jay, his best by far imo was 6 years at United as it was raw.

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Just got The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestine. Sounds great.

" I am invisible...I shall leave no trace except my bloody axe, besmeared with blood and brains ..I shall pass by at 12 15..and I swear by all the devils in the nether regions that I shall only spare those playing jazz music when I pass .."

Mmm, some of it sounds a bit too close to home !!

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Have been (pretty slowly) reading Game of Thrones. It's a great book and the show has basically followed the book by the letter it seems. I would be reading it a lot more had most of it been new too me. But as it isn't I don't have that same drive yet as you might with a normal book that's new too you. Plus, not forgetting, they are some pretty big ass books (the largest i've read to date).

 

I'm sure I'll pick up the pace after this one is over (about 3/4 way through). In hindsight, it would have been easier to skip it. But I enjoy the writing and it shows a different light to the characters. Catelyn comes off more of an emotion wreck for example. But otherwise; good stuff!

 

I plan on taking a break after this first one too read The Hobbit and then I'll carry on. Should only take me a couple of days - up to a week. 

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Just got The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestine. Sound great.

" I am invisible...I shall leave no trace except my bloody axe, besmeared with blood and brains ..I shall pass by at 12 15..and I swear by all the devils in the nether regions that I shall only spare those playing jazz music when I pass .."

Mmm, some of it sounds a bit too close to home !!

 

I'm just saying, but that was a sub-plot to the (rather average) American Horrorstory: Coven tv series. Is there any link at all? Unless it's based on true events.. then this is basically redundant. 

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I'm just saying, but that was a sub-plot to the (rather average) American Horrorstory: Coven tv series. Is there any link at all? Unless it's based on true events.. then this is basically redundant.

I'm afraid I have no idea about the Coven series but the novel is supposed to be based on real events. It got good reviews anyway.

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I finally got around to reading the Dark Tower series. Currently on book three, The Wastelands.

Shits real good.

 

I have the entire collection sitting on my bookshelf unopened waiting to be read. i have 4 other books to read before i dive into that. 

 

I finished the book I mentioned in post #12 and i'm now reading the sequel. something like half a million words in this monster. 

 

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