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Rumours Exposed: The Unauthorized Biography Of Fleetwood Mac
Review written by DW, August 30th, 2005
No new interviews; no new or even interesting pictures; no insights on anyone or anything; lots of old quotes taken way out of context; lots of mistakes; major events and huge periods of time glossed over or skipped entirely. And then it really goes downhill. The author would appear to be a Stevie fan of sorts offering a bit more depth and sympathetic views on everything Stevie, but is otherwise judgmental, condescending, shallow, and superficial in her coverage of the rest. In the absense of quotes from the subjects to support her point of view, the author either ignores them (i.e., John), or simply attributes to them (i.e., Lindsey, Mick, Christine) the unflattering personality traits she wants them to have so as not to get in the way of the story she wants to tell --- a largely one-sided affair in which Nicks is everyone's victim (including her own), and the rest of the band are cold, selfish, horny, green monsters without souls who don't believe in Santa Claus. I'm so sorry I wasted the money. Go find the old articles and interviews and read them. It'll be a much more even-handed, accurate and interesting way to learn about Fleetwood Mac. This band and each of its members deserves so much more than this. Simply awful...