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The glorious but brief career of a Russian dancer

Advantages: An illuminating and atmospheric if sad biography
Disadvantages: None really, for anyone interested in the subject

The name Nijinsky is synonymous with dance from the last days of imperial Russia. I must confess to knowing little about him until I read this, the first biography of him for nearly forty years, and for me it was a surprise to learn that his career was s ...

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Review of Nijinsky A Life - Lucy Moore

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One woman's experience of love, loss and imprisonment in Russia

Advantages: Stark retelling of an often unhappy life
Disadvantages: None

... Lina Prokoviev Lina Prokofiev was born Carlina Codina in Madrid in 1897, and spent most of her childhood in New York. This book is a biography of her, based largely on her previously unpublished letters. The book After making her stage deb ...

JOHNV 20.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev: The Story of Lina and Serge Prokofiev - Simon Morrison

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Booze, Birds, Bastards....It's Got Em All

Advantages: An Amazing Insight Into a Contraversial Band
Disadvantages: Mick Could Have Been More Exciting!

...I was recently in Melbourne walking about the place, as you do and I walked past a bookstore. A man was stood outside with a Microphone, talking about all the books the shop sold. I wasn't interested until I heard the words "Motley Crue" and "Autobiograph ...

AnarchyInTheUk 05.06.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Dirt - Motley Crue Autobiography - Neil Strauss

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The deaths, the drugs, the dirt

Advantages: Lots of photos, full documentation of the bands history.
Disadvantages: None

The dirt, Motley Crues Autobiography. This is perhaps one of the best books I have read all year. The book details the lives of each of the members of Motley crue, and their climb to fame in the 80's as the worlds most out of control rock band. The book ...

peanutccn 05.09.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Dirt - Motley Crue - Mick Mars

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The Dirt

Advantages: well designed and written
Disadvantages: none

Before reading this book I read Nikki Sixx - Heroin Diaries (got it cheap and thought I'd give it a go). Although I like Motley Crue, I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan, but I enjoyed Nikki's book so when I saw 'The Dirt' I thought I'd give it a go. 'The Dirt' ...

Huomenna 29.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Dirt - Motley Crue Autobiography - Neil Strauss

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