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    Inward Jim

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    Prince: A Thief In The Temple

    Post by Inward Jim on Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:15 am

    I got this as a gift, and thankfully so. If I had spent money on this ... I'd have been upset. The narration is from the point of view of smug, half-interested CNN reporter-type that secretly wants to take Prince down a peg any way he can- the way the US media does to most of its politicians. He uses some outtake skits (like the unused story opening to the O(+> album) and attempts to pass them off as his own for those that don't know better. While some of the information was new to me, it was only a piece here and a piece there that wasn't common knowledge to the average purple fan/fam.
    It spent a lot more time on how he grew up than was truly comfortable, some of it was theory based on what he was able to put together. Informations about sessions was limited. It speculated more on the root of what controversy it could find than about any substance.

    An okay read if you don't know much about Prince, but you have to take from the perspective you'd use when watching a 24-hour news network - you have to sort through its own bias and opinions to get to and discern the information.
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    Ymaginatif

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    Re: Prince: A Thief In The Temple

    Post by Ymaginatif on Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:25 am

    I gather you mean Brian Morton's



    I don't think I even bothered chasing this one up Laughing --- it sounded so much like one of the many shameless cash-in exercises.
    No, I'd like to stick to the Uptown publications Very Happy
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    Inward Jim

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    Re: Prince: A Thief In The Temple

    Post by Inward Jim on Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:53 pm

    that's the one.

    yeah ... like i said, it was gift ... well-meant, but ... you know ...
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    Re: Prince: A Thief In The Temple

    Post by Guest on Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:08 am

    Haven't seen this one yet.
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    theartistcamille

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    Re: Prince: A Thief In The Temple

    Post by theartistcamille on Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:14 pm

    Read it and it didn't bother me as much as Hahn's book...overall it was bad....perhaps 1 day some1 will write a good book on Prince....mayb even Prince himself....if only! So far my favorite book about Prince was Liz Jone's Purple Reign.
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    purpleaxxe

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    Re: Prince: A Thief In The Temple

    Post by purpleaxxe on Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:18 am

    I bought this book, as I have many, but I think this is probably my least favourite.

    I've only read it once, so I can't recall the exact moments in the book, but there are some glaring inaccuracies in there.

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