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Lennon bio

drinkingcocoa has a long, thoughtful review of the recent biography of John Lennon.

"The first thing that transported me was, as always, the quality of the writing. Norman uses a wider vocabulary than most writers, and almost never falls back upon default phrasing. Note, for example, this sentence about a talent agent (p 97): Levis was an oleaginous Canadian, known in glamour-hungry and credulous postwar Britain as 'Mister Star-maker.' This is the way, with a simple factual sentence, that Norman can recreate an entire milieu to give resonance to the life and times. He packages such richness with such economy."

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