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by Jane Yardley

eBook A Saucerful of Secrets ePub
Author: Jane Yardley
Language: English
ISBN: 0385609329
ISBN13: 978-0385609326
Publisher: Doubleday UK (September 27, 2005)
Pages: 360
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 713
Formats: mbr azw rtf lrf
ePub file: 1791 kb
Fb2 file: 1609 kb

A Saucerful of Secrets book. Jane Yardley herself experiences synaesthesia and it inspired her to write the book. Her newesr novel Dancing with Dr Kildare was published by Doubleday on 2 January 2008.

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Jane Yardley is an English author, raised in a village in 1960s Essex, (where most of her novels are set). She went to university in London and gained a P. degree from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School

Jane Yardley is an English author, raised in a village in 1960s Essex, (where most of her novels are set). degree from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School.

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A Saucerful of Secrets (2005). Dancing with Dr Kildare (2008).

Jane Yardley is an English author, raised in a village in 1960s Essex, (where most of her novels are set) Her new novel Dancing with Dr Kildare was published by Doubleday on 2 January 2008. YouTube Encyclopedic. A Saucerful of Secrets (2005).

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Overall, the biography is informative, but I didn't fight it particularly insightful.

To start with, it feels like the author melded two separate projects together without really bridging them. The bio is essentially split between pre- and post- Syd Barrett. That's all well and good.

In the "pre-" section, the reader is inundated with quotes and anecdotes from seemingly tens of different people who had any contact with the early Pink Floyd. So many that it gets a bit tedious and confusing albeit informative.

In the second half of he bio, it feels as if the author put his foot down on the gas pedal to write as quickly as possible and cram as much as possible into the remainder of the book.

Case in point: the chapter on Dark Side of the Moon is a mere 15 pages long. There are 125 pages dedicated to Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd. I mean, really? Without minimalizing Syd's importance, 15 pages of a Pink Floyd bio to address possibly it's single greatest accomplishment is inadequate. I just didn't glean any insight.

Also, the author has a clear bias against Roger Waters. Roger's demonization, begins early in the book. Biased biographies should always be viewed skeptically.

I got bored reading a book about my favorite group of all time. That sort of says it all to me.
Schaffner died before seeing this book published, which is a shame - since he's done fascinating work. He trails the Floyd history from infancy to the beginning of the 90's. I've read quite a few books on Floyd, and although this book doesn't have the 90's and 00's covered, it doesn't feel like something important is missing. Yes, "The Division Bell" part is not here, but if you want to understand the band - you don't really need the details on the last album.
An obsessive Floyd fan (and there are lots of them about) would go on to read more bios from other authors (with Nick Mason's book included), but Schaffner's job was flawless.
I just finished reading this book and I really enjoyed it. The author gives excellent background on the early days of the group including the demise of Syd Barrett. Perhaps what is the most interesting are the paralells drawn between Pink Floyd and the Beatles. The demise and the reasons for the demise of both bands are similar. The author takes a very pro-Gilmour stance in the post-Waters era of the band. Although I may not agree with his view, he does an adequate job of supporting his argument. The only reason the I gave the book 4 stars is becuase it is dated material. The information on goes up to the Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour. No mention is made of the Division Bell or other exploits. This may be due to the death of the author several years back.
This book was perfect for any Pink Floyd fan wanting to know more about their favorite band. It was very easy to follow and very honest in the portrayal of this trend setting group. It's hard to get a book about Pink Floyd with interviews and the band member's own stories-but this author captured all that. He painted such a good picture of the rise and eventual fall of Pink Floyd.
Nice tour of the private world of the Floyd. For a band that enjoyed its privacy, the Floyd, what with Syd, and later, Waters, had their fair share of drama. This is a nice accounting of all that went on.
Great book
Its incredible, best book about Pink Floyd you will ever read.

If you're a fan, whether it is an avid fan or a casual fan, you will enjoy this book. It features wonderful details about the especially elusive Syd years, and it starts well before Pink Floyd was still The Pink Floyd Sound. It tells the entire story of how the band was formed, their live band stage, their success with dark side, all the way until the end of their career.

Highly Recommended
really great in depth read,i feel like i personally know them now.could have used more pics but overall I loved this book.
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