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Al Pacino by Lawrence Grobel
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Sep 19, 2014

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bookshelves: biography, non-fiction

I've never been a big Al Pacino fan and this book didn't make me change my mind. But it did leave me with the impression that I've met a man who lived a full life and learned a lot on the way. It is probably a must read for the fans of his movies as the dialog insists a lot on the roles he played, the way he lived and felt every one of them, the way his thoughts evolved in time. I appreciated the spark between him and the author, Lawrence Grobel. The personal relationship they developed along the 26 years of interviews that resulted in this book, were definitely a plus for the overall read.

However, I saw a man with too many regrets about past decisions, too many frustrations and if this is what you get after a life as full as his, I wonder what's there for the rest of us.

A decent read but not as in-depth as I expected it to be.
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Reading Progress

September 19, 2014 – Started Reading
September 19, 2014 – Shelved
September 20, 2014 –
page 70
30.3% "It's interesting enough but not as overwhelming as it was presented to me, maybe the expectations didn't help."
September 21, 2014 –
page 190
82.25%
September 21, 2014 – Shelved as: biography
September 21, 2014 – Finished Reading
January 13, 2017 – Shelved as: non-fiction

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