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- Dyolf - 05-16-2005 05:19 AM
I am wondering how many of this site's 3802 members actually owns Nick's book, Inside Out - A Personal History Of Pink Floyd. Be honest when you vote. As well as that, comment on his book as well, just to make it interesting.
Edited By Dyolf on 1116250465
- raven - 05-16-2005 08:28 AM
- SOYCD123 - 05-16-2005 04:32 PM
I jus got it about 2 weeks ago it was one good book even though I have't read it all.
- carefulwiththataxeEugene - 05-17-2005 05:49 PM
I got it about a week ago, fantastic book. The pictures alone are worth the price of admission but I love it for Nick's candid and humorous narrative. It's about time one of them wrote a book about their experiences...I would love to see one from Roger.
- Scream1008 - 05-18-2005 01:13 PM
Quote:It's about time one of them wrote a book about their experiences...I would love to see one from Roger.
Haha that would be awesome!!!
- shummel08 - 05-18-2005 04:30 PM
carefulwiththataxeEugene Wrote:I got it about a week ago, fantastic book. The pictures alone are worth the price of admission but I love it for Nick's candid and humorous narrative. It's about time one of them wrote a book about their experiences...I would love to see one from Roger.I'm not sure where I read it, but some Floydians who've read the book claim it seems like a lot of things were cut out--like Waters had forced Mason to take particularly tarnishing parts regarding Waters' image out of the book.
Ahh, and so I find it...
Quote:Pink Floyd Lite, March 31, 2005SOURCE: http://www.amazon.com/exec....=507846
Just thought I'd throw that into the mix and see if any of the people here at the board thought the same thing as they read through.
- moodyblue - 05-18-2005 07:07 PM
I finally pick up my copy of Nick's book!! Havn't read it yet tho....so far I have only looked at the pictures.
- Dyolf - 05-19-2005 01:40 AM
I forgot to leave mt comment! :D
I had Nick's book as a Christmas present last year from my Mam and Dad. It is a fantastic book, some of the pictures are really great and it's full of Floyd facts that I never even knew. It clears up some old rumours and stories too.
Well worth buying!
- jonathanire30 - 05-19-2005 02:22 PM
It is a good book, and since Nick Mason seems like the one member of the band that doesn't take himself too seriously, it seems he was the logical choice to write this book. I have owned "Lost in the Woods" for sometime now and found it a bit too academic, but now as I read Mason's book "Lost in the Woods" makes a bit more sense.
Lastly, what is missing a CD companion, I have all this music he discusses in polished form, but for some of these unpolished versions it would be great to have a listen. Anyone who has the early versions of "You got to be crazy" or " Raving and Drooling" will know what I mean.
- AmazingPudding - 05-19-2005 04:37 PM
I haven't managed to snag a copy of it yet. But they did an interview with him on the classic rock radio station here in vancouver and i think mentioned something about a book signing in the near future.
- Skavenger - 06-22-2005 07:49 AM
I own it. I read a little each night.
- brian - 06-23-2005 09:32 PM
i got it about a week and a half ago i normaly don't read alot but this book i couldn't put down. It was good to read about some of his other interest's like car racing and flying.
- Steve Hill - 06-24-2005 01:39 AM
To be completely honest, I bought it half price in the sales just after Christmas and have read very little of it. To big to read on the way to work and I end up otherwise occupied at home. I have a week off at the moment though, so might get some more reading done and that should be near the top of the pile.
- Philintheflesh - 06-24-2005 05:33 AM
Got it for Xmas, polished it off in 2 sittings.
It`s sumptuously produced, so makes for a nice coffee table book.
Nick`s self-deprecating humour & detachment make for a pleasurable read.
BUT, I want a "warts & all" piece. Although you can at times read between the lines, Nick`s diplomatic stance (reflecting his stance in the band) can get a little frustrating.
Close proximity to Rog. & Dave for so many years ("fire" & "ice") should mean a bucket-load of juicy stories. But the pieces often end up (a la Derek Smalls) like "lukewarm water". Ha ha ha
- Syd's tab - 06-24-2005 07:40 AM
Bought Nick's book about a month ago. I read it in a day and twice since then. It's a really good read and has some great pics in-well produced and well worth the money. I do agree that sometimes he sits on the fence as many Brits of that generation do, but it says on the front A Personal History. I'm waiting for Rog, Dave and Rick's books as they will have the warts and all due to their post-Animals arguments.
- Sydney - 06-25-2005 06:49 PM
I got Nick's book as soon as it was released in America, and it was definently worth every penny spent! The photos alone are amazing and the behind the scene info into the greatest rock band ever are priceless. I would recommend this book to any Floyd fan, especially those who want to get to know the band better.
It took me only a day to read and since then I can't help but go back and look through it over and over. As for a book by Roger, David or Rick-that would be great. Although I wonder how far it would differ, from the way it's written in the postscript it seems that they all put some of their interpretations in. Somehow I could see a book from David or Roger's perspective being a little biased :laugh: ,and probably differing from Nick's perspective, turning into a book of the blame game or a showdown as to who's better.
- GRAPHITE_BLIMPS - 06-29-2005 07:55 PM
im gettin the book on July 16th, i ordered it and its coming with my copy of the next Harry Potter book (dont ask, i started the series in grade four and i cant bring myself not to complete it, okay!)
- Zeppelin Floyd - 07-03-2005 10:53 AM
i got the book a couple months ago, ive read most of it. been skipping around reading different parts. good book. nice pics. nick mason rocks
- pointmeatthesky - 07-15-2005 08:20 PM
I really enjoy it, i read it as often as i can.
- ImTheFloor - 07-17-2005 07:01 AM
I don't own it yet, I have no money...
- Grimble Grumble - 07-25-2005 03:18 AM
Yes, I have it. Im reading it, im loving it
- paulintheflesh - 07-25-2005 05:43 PM
I want it but I need to find it in a store first
- Harris - 07-25-2005 11:02 PM
I havent got it yet manly because I havent been to a book shop in months.
- Dydion - 07-30-2005 07:03 AM
I read it twice! After I first got it, I read a little bit each night, and it took a while, but the second time went faster as Live 8 came and went and I was feverish for anything Floyd. I still refer to sections here and there on occasion...it's a good book and he's a good writer.
It was funny in a lot of places. He uses that dry british wit abundantly. He said when Roger sent back his pre-print proof, there was the word BULLOCKS! written across one of the pages. THAT was funny...
I got a signed edition from PAC signatures.
- dbn part one - 07-30-2005 08:26 AM
No, I am not an owner of the book.
Truth be told, I did not even know he had a book out..lol!
- ammugammu - 10-27-2005 10:54 PM
Just got my copy of the Paperback edition of Nick's book.
Had to read the extra chapter about the Live 8 re-union, right away.
I got the sense that Roger and Nick got along great, but the relationship between Roger/Rick/David is still quite cold.
There was an uncomfortable moment between Rick and Roger when Rick suggested that Roger would play the bass the same way Guy Pratt played it on the PULSE tour. Of course Roger didn't like this one bit.
Dave had some good reasons, why he didn't want to do the re-union. The band didn't have enough time to rehearse and the re-union would affect the attention to his upcoming album.
- Rogerwaterhasgonemad - 10-28-2005 09:34 PM
ive read it my favroite part is his mention of racing with david in mexico city :)
- Metabog - 10-28-2005 11:58 PM
Wish I Had It
- FelicityKendall'sUnderwear - 10-29-2005 03:31 PM
Oh man, I own this book and I absolutely love it. He should do a sequel, if that's possible. :D I was really surprised at how funny a lot of it is. You know, because when you think of Pink Floyd, you don't automatically think of happy, lovely times. But it seems like Nick chooses to remember the good times, not the crap. And when the crappy times are recalled, Nick has a great sense of humor about it, such as the Algie the pig fiasco, or having to work with Roger, when choosing the songs for the Echoes compilation. From the first page of the book, I was laughing my ass off. Great stuff. Nick's the man!
- Ran like hell - 10-29-2005 04:28 PM
i need to pick this book up and read it for english class so i can show the wall live bootleg in class :D
- Relic - 11-20-2005 04:41 PM
- HeyBurningGuy - 12-04-2005 05:25 PM
Yep, I have it. It's a very good book, though I haven't finished reading it yet, and it's very much worth every penny, in my opinion.
I agree it's about time one of them released a book. Wouldn't it be interesting to see what Roger would have to say if he ever wrote one?
- Funky Dung - 12-05-2005 04:32 PM
I have not finished it yet either but it is a very good book. Full of interesting information and insight.
- snowy white - 12-09-2005 07:26 AM
i havent finished the book, im about half done, but so far its really great