Book Of The Week
I have been a huge fan of Queen for a very long time. When I was in 7th grade a teacher just ridiculed me in front of the entire class for not knowing who Queen was. Of course I knew the famous songs but I didn’t know who had made them- you know, like most 12 year olds. Ever since then I have been a fan of Queen. Her embarrassing me made me investigate the band I “should” have known about. I fell in love!!!! The songs just hit me in a way I had never experienced before. Freddie Mercury became this idol to me. His style, his voice, his way with words just enthralled me.
I had been eyeing this book ever since it came out but I’m not a big biography fan. I don’t like learning everything about the people I admire. Mostly because I’m afraid I’ll find something out about them that will ruin their music (or books, movies, or anything) for me. And I know I wouldn’t want my entire life spilled out for everyone to read, dissect, and talk about. However, after seeing Bohemian Rhapsody I could no longer resist the temptation of delving into the life of Freddie Mercury.
I haven’t read this one yet, which I think is a fist for my Book Of The Week pick. But I just couldn't help but share it!
Title: Somebody To Love
Author: Matt Richards
Publication Date: May 8, 2018
Publisher: Weldon Owen
For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man.
Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s.
Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous.
The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.