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Old 17-07-2011, 11:15
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I would love to buy one of those two book





but I'm afraid they might be both crap.

Any suggestions?
I was reading people's review, and ''Richard'' seems the most appreciated one (Franny, is that you?) by fans and non-fans.

ALSO, what's the difference between this and this? Is the first one an updated version or something? It will also have 416 pages, while the one that is already out only has 288 pages.
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Old 17-07-2011, 11:19
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I would love to buy one of those two book



but I'm afraid they might be both crap.
I love this book!
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Old 17-07-2011, 11:25
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Any suggestions?
I was reading people's review, and ''Richard'' seems the most appreciated one (Franny, is that you?) by fans and non-fans.

ALSO, what's the difference between [.
Isn't a Version Of Reality based more on reality than the Ben Myers book?
Or is A Version Of Reality a missed chance. I haven't read either, but if I have to pick this one over Richard. Bearing in mind they've probably had the same amount of research!
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Old 17-07-2011, 11:26
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Yeah that review is me. Though I seem one of the few on here who enjoyed it.
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Old 17-07-2011, 11:29
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Isn't a Version Of Reality based more on reality than the Ben Myers book?
Or is A Version Of Reality a missed chance. I haven't read either, but if I have to pick this one over Richard. Bearing in mind they've probably had the same amount of research!
But ''Richard'' got some more positive reviews than ''A Version of Reality'', or so I assumed from my internet based research.
That's why I'm confused
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Old 17-07-2011, 11:32
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I've read A Version Of Reason, and I'm about halfway through Richard (two books about Richey in two weeks!). I thought A Version Of Reason was good - it didn't really tell me anything hugely new but it was well researched and interesting. I particularly liked all the anecdotes from his old friends/teachers etc, and I liked how it was about his whole life, not just when Richey was in the Manics. I'd recommend it!

I haven't read enough of Richard yet, I'm finding it a bit odd to be honest because even though it's based on fact, it still feels very fictional (like it was all made up, not just parts of it). Also I don't really like how half of it is written in second person, and some of it just doesn't sound like things Richey would say. But I'll reserve full judgement until I've finished it!
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Old 17-07-2011, 11:34
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thanks everyone for your comments!
keep em coming, please!
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I found this statement by Nicky in a comment about ''Richard''

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Thirdly, as Nicky Wire quietly put it on Radio 2 last night: It's just so presumptuous.
from here
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Old 17-07-2011, 15:00
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A Version of Reason was good, haven't read Richard so I can't comment on it but everyone I've spoken to about it has criticized it for being too fictional
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Old 17-07-2011, 16:00
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just placed my order at play for this
http://www.play.com/ProductOutline.a...1867982&r=BOOK

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just placed my order at play for this
http://www.play.com/ProductOutline.a...1867982&r=BOOK

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Old 17-07-2011, 17:52
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Not too sure what to make of Version of Reason.
I suppose I'd say that I like everything Richey related, but I found this book a struggle if I'm honest.
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Old 21-07-2011, 05:49
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I woke up to a text from my best mate (who owns and runs his own magazine/literary group), saying "May be doing a speech for Manics in London. Jealous?".

I hate him


Nah seriously though, I'll find out today what this is about and report back!
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Old 21-07-2011, 07:08
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I woke up to a text from my best mate (who owns and runs his own magazine/literary group), saying "May be doing a speech for Manics in London. Jealous?".

I hate him


Nah seriously though, I'll find out today what this is about and report back!
Sounds intriguing!
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A speech for? Sounds intriguing.
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