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Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: bv ()
Date: October 23, 2010 22:12

Please post your reviews and comments on the Keith Richards' autobiography Life here. Thanks!

Bjornulf

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: October 23, 2010 22:25

Does this mean you already got it ???

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Keep On Rolling smoking smiley

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: October 24, 2010 15:10

Another new Keith interview here: [www.bbc.co.uk]

Sorry if it's been posted already.


Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: Cocaine Eyes ()
Date: October 24, 2010 16:31

Thank you, Edith. Very nice indeed. I love the honesty. (Waiting patiently for the book this week!!)smiling smiley

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: JuanTCB ()
Date: October 24, 2010 18:13

Entertainment Weekly will be giving it a "B+" in next week's issue.

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: October 24, 2010 21:20

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JuanTCB
Entertainment Weekly will be giving it a "B+" in next week's issue.

What's in that glass Keith? smoking smiley

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: Marmalade ()
Date: October 24, 2010 22:13

Thank you very much for the link, Edith Grove.

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: MKjan ()
Date: October 25, 2010 00:21

Yes thanks for posting.....great interview.

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: melvin ()
Date: October 25, 2010 03:20

I have read a lot of bits and pieces from here and there, from the book on this site and a few other places. I think that the book will into more detail about events that we only got of glimmer of before. This I like.
What I would like to know is, how many interviews has Keef done to promote this book. He has been on everything and in every newspaper. Good for him because he has been very gracious every time. Ask Keef a question and the anwswer goes from his heart.
My friends know I worship the Stones. Whenver Keef is on TV,I get a call from a friend who wants to make sure that I don't miss it. After almost 50 years, the Stones still rule.

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: Mooseman ()
Date: October 25, 2010 11:09

Ill hopfully be getting my copy tomorrow its the 25th here in new zealand and it was suppost to be released today but is a public holiday and the shops told me it wont be delivered until tomorrow.

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: chriseganstar ()
Date: October 25, 2010 15:49

[www.waterstones.com]

Keef doing a book signing @ Waterstones Piccadilly on Wednesday 3rd November @ 5 p.m.

Chris

Satisfied since 1976

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: micwer ()
Date: October 25, 2010 18:01

I received my copy from Amazon.com on Saturday and I can say that it's pretty damn good so far... Best line of the first chapter: "The Bible Belt used to be much tighter in those days"

And another rant on Mick's "insecurities" while talking about the giant c**k during the 1975 tour...

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: Lorenz ()
Date: October 25, 2010 19:20

I don't really get how people can already have it from Amazon?

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: Cocaine Eyes ()
Date: October 25, 2010 19:27

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Lorenz
I don't really get how people can already have it from Amazon?

I don't think they do have it yet from Amazon. My Amazon says it will be shipped on the 26th!!

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: oldfan ()
Date: October 25, 2010 19:51

Book review by the NYT reviewer is just posted on front page of nyt.com. Describes the book as "electrifying".

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: bam ()
Date: October 25, 2010 20:33

Here's the link to the NY Times review. Strong, strong review.

[www.nytimes.com]

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: z ()
Date: October 25, 2010 20:49

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Cocaine Eyes
Quote
Lorenz
I don't really get how people can already have it from Amazon?

I don't think they do have it yet from Amazon. My Amazon says it will be shipped on the 26th!!

I got it yesterday from Amazon.
Since I live in Israel they shipped it on the 17th and it arrived on the 24th (sooner than expected).

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: KeefintheNight82 ()
Date: October 25, 2010 21:21

I got my copy this morning from Amazon...will dig in tonight. Hard to resist turning ahead to the more juicy bits.

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: October 25, 2010 21:24

Quote
bam
Here's the link to the NY Times review. Strong, strong review.

[www.nytimes.com]

Strong? sounds quite fair to me.

"But while this book’s passages about Mr. Jagger have made lots of headlines, especially in England, they are not all that different from the volleys of accusations the two have exchanged over the years, and Mr. Richards adds that deep down he and Mr. Jagger remain brothers. "

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: TooTough ()
Date: October 25, 2010 21:35

German review in "Die Welt"

[www.welt.de]

The newspaper edition got 2 great photos. One from 2008, NYC premiere of SAL:



Here´s the fantastic one of the front page, never seen before. Around 1980,
credited to Darren Carroll :







Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2010-10-25 22:27 by TooTough.

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 25, 2010 21:50

>> The newspaper edition got 2 great photos <<

LoFL - beautiful!
like no other, baby - like no other can :E

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: micwer ()
Date: October 26, 2010 07:41

Quote
Cocaine Eyes
Quote
Lorenz
I don't really get how people can already have it from Amazon?

I don't think they do have it yet from Amazon. My Amazon says it will be shipped on the 26th!!

I pre-ordered it a few weeks ago and I'm a Prime Member. I don't know, I just got it early smiling smiley

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: StonesAustria ()
Date: October 26, 2010 10:24

After about one hour and a half with this book (German edition) I cannot withhold any longer my deepest regrets to the RS fan community that this book ever happened.Its writing style is exceptionally bad, so that one wonders all the time, what far better outcome would have been achieved, if the man himself had written it alone (i.e. unedited spoken into a recorder).

The photos are all insignificant crap, there is perhaps not a single one that I had not seen before. The print is cheap, any editorial work unnoticeable. Just another book to rest on your shelf.

My advice: Save the money, listen to some KR interview (they are all way better than any line I read so far in the book) or buy some of KR´s records. For its the music not writing this man is loved and famous for.

Do the girls still scream, when you perform on stage? KR: Not on stage, but when I perform, yeah.

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: SoulPlunderer ()
Date: October 26, 2010 12:39

Going in to Waterstones and picking up my reserved copy today! Can't wait for it.
I don't really mind people having negative opinions because I read the Times extracts and loved them. People have lots of negative views on this book without having read it, based on tabloid stories but you really shouldn't judge a book you haven't read because you see a negative story in some rag, written by a bitter journo that hasn't read the book themselves.

Give it a chance is all I'm saying.

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 26, 2010 14:35

>> Its writing style is exceptionally bad <<

... you're talking about the German version, yes? sorry if it's not a good read in German,
but what makes you think that applies to the original version as well?

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: Braincapers ()
Date: October 26, 2010 14:42

9.99 in Waterstones.Looked good on the shelves and copy in the window too.

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: JuanTCB ()
Date: October 26, 2010 14:54

My copy arrived last night (amazon pre-order, 2 day shipping). I'm 111 pages in and let's just say I'm very unhappy about having to go to work today. It's absolutely incredible - I think Doris might be the most colorful character of them all. So far, it's honest, poignant, and wickedly, hysterically funny.

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: NeddieFlanders ()
Date: October 26, 2010 16:23

Quote
StonesAustria
The photos are all insignificant crap, there is perhaps not a single one that I had not seen before.
So far the photos are the only pages I have seen through and more than half of them are unseen to date, many of them coming from private archives (i.e. Jane Rose's and Patti Hansen's). I wonder where you did see them before.
I think both photo sections are great, especially the second one.

N

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: Braincapers ()
Date: October 26, 2010 18:00

I love the pic of young Keith and Doris on page 20.

Re: Keith Richards' autobiography Life - reviews and comments
Posted by: SoulPlunderer ()
Date: October 26, 2010 18:55

Damn. The store I preordered from doesn't have it in yet. I ordered from the same Waterstones as Gazza so if he sees this, don't bother going down today, it'll be a fruitless trip. sad smiley

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