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Queen Unseen by Peter Hince
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did not like it
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Rather free with the judgmental stereotyping

Well! This perhaps won't have bothered many of you, but... I must run with a more polite crowd, because it isn't often that I hear this amount of bald-faced judgmental stereotyping, let alone unabashed objectification of women. Wow! I found the writing downright crass.

Not to mention repetitive, non-linear, and chock-full of British idioms that I couldn't interpret. This book could have been greatly improved with a good editor.

Now, to be fair to Mr. Hence, I do agree he was respectful to the band members, and that he nicely avoided an overdone tabloid-tell-all scenario.

The bait and switch was disappointing, Look at that cover photo, look at the title, I think I deserve a little more of Freddie inside!
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message 1: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Ford But that's why he kept saying, "it was a different time" and how uncomfortable he was in South Africa. As for the stereotype of women -- you were expecting something else from a 70s rock band?


Steven Why would it need more Freddie when the DAMN book is about Hince


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