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Touching from a Distance by Deborah Curtis
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Jan 22, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012-books
Read from April 04 to 05, 2012

Until now I had never read a biography. When I stumbled upon "Touching From A Distance" by Deborah Curtis, my heart nearly stopped beating.I never knew there was a biography of Ian, and I felt an immediate urge to own one. I grew up listening to Joy Division constantly: it led me through all sorts of times in my personal life, and until this day their music still remains a big part of my life. I sort of fell in love with Ian; his lyrics and his deep voice hypnotised me many times. Everything about him has led me to a deep fascination. For that I have several personal reasons. I had never had so much admiration for any other musician or band as to Ian Curtis and Joy Division.

I was surprised how this biography of Ian and the band turned out to be perfectly written document. I thought Deborah would overflow the pages with her personal misery and jealousy, but it was nothing really like that. Now I truly believe that nobody else could've written it better than she already did. This book is purely brilliant, and touching. I felt like weeping my heart out when I turned over the last page. In fact, I feel like going back to page one and start reading it again. But now there's nothing left than their music to listen to, which I believe, will never be out-dated nor forgotten.


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