Paul McCartney: A Life Review

artist: Peter Ames Carlin date: 10/04/2013 category: books
Peter Ames Carlin: Paul McCartney: A Life
This biography is worth a read, even if you already know a lot about Sir Paul, the man, the musician, the legend and the list goes on, potentially to infinity
 Richness of Content: 10
 Style: 9
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 8.4 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.7 
 Users rating:
 7 
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 1 
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overall: 9.7
Paul McCartney: A Life Reviewed by: N3WW4V3N1NJ4, on october 04, 2013
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Richness of Content: This book was written rather recently - mid-2009 - so, it covers a good deal of Paul McCartney's life, pretty much everything up until the recording sessions for his 2011 album "Kisses on the Bottom." I'm sure every Beatle fanatic knows all the crazy amounts of stuff Sir Paul has done since 2009, so, I'm actually kind of glad this book was written when it was written. That way the author could focus more on Paul's life, instead of having to deal with the re-ignition of his career, which is happening right now. // 10

Style: Well, it's a biography. If you don't like biographies, then this book will probably not be changing your opinion. It has a lot of information, but some of the writing seems like it was just simply copied from every other Beatles biography and altered to fit Paul's point of view. Other than those low areas, "Paul McCartney: A Life" is very enjoyable, but, as I have already stated, it's not the be-all-end-all of anything. Regardless, if you're a fan, you should at least check it out from the library, or something. // 9

Overall Impression: My thinking is that the author really wanted to write about The Beatles as a band, but, due to there already being a enormous multitude of biographies about The Beatles, he probably decided to pick one of the Fab Four to write about and chose McCartney. That said, Peter Ames Carlin does a fine job. I'm sure it's only the fact that I've read quite a few Beatles books in my life that's keeping me from calling this biography perfect, but still, it's worth a read, even if you already know a lot about Sir Paul, the man, the musician, the legend and the list goes on, potentially to infinity... // 10

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