He just can't win can he, lol. If Q spent a lot of time talking about Mike, people would complain that he was jocking Mike and riding his coatails. But if Q says nothing, then he's downplaying Mike's importance. I read the book (and listened to the audio version too) and Q doesn't say a lot about Sinatra, Peggy Lipton, or the Brothers Johnson either. The book isn't about other people, it's about Quincy.Read Quincy Jones Biog recently and was impressed by his straight talking at first but as the book wore on it was obvious that Quincy has a huge ego and seemed to lay credit for most of the great artist he's worked with mainly to himself. He also tries to wash over the Michael Jackson era even though that is the most important of QJs career, What I did like was the style of the book with different passages from people who knew and worked with Quincy, some real cats in there!
That's pretty much what the reviews have said. And even Smiley-he more or less tried to "get into Michael's head" and IMAGINE what those last days were like-rather than knowing it as fact. I found that rather strange-what did you think of it?
This book is kinda weird. It seems like a historical fiction type of novel than a straight biography.
It talks about some things that happened preparing for the O2 shows and then the book will randomly go into stuff like Mike all of a sudden daydreaming about when he met Shirley Temple and thinking about Dr. Suess & Elvis Presley. According to the book, it seems like Mike spent more time getting Botox (supposedly to prevent a lot of sweating during the concerts) and shopping than rehearsing in the beginning. Also mentions Mike agreeing to do a Jacksons reunion concert and then changing his mind the next day and avoiding Papa Joe's phone calls afterwards.That's pretty much what the reviews have said. And even Smiley-he more or less tried to "get into Michael's head" and IMAGINE what those last days were like-rather than knowing it as fact. I found that rather strange-what did you think of it?