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Great until the Kavanaugh tangent

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-19

I would have given this 5 stars except I couldn't understand why it took such a jolting turn and went off on the Kavanaugh tangent. Up until then I was hooked, but I thought I was suddenly listening to an entirely new book. It should have been saved for another day. Better to have further explored Weinstein and the powerless he preyed upon, especially digging more into how he was able to hide in plain sight in an industry that is under such constant media scrutiny. I would have liked to have read about how Weinstein worked film journalists, which he was a master of, as well as agents and how that may have delayed his day of reckoning. How does such an open secret survive in the industry, and will Hollywood really change or revert back to the way it was after paying #MeToo lip service?

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Like chatting with a friend

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-19

It's not a deep biography, but more like you are sitting around with a friend reminiscing. That's what makes this appealing. Michael Caine wants you to know he is blessed to have the life he's led and that he doesn't take it for granted. I came away with added respect for what he's achieved and even more so with his generosity in sharing with others what he's learned along the way.

Held my interest

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-19

Bryan Burrough's personal connection to this killer through his hometown makes for a compelling read that held my interest. I admired how he was able to track people down and get them to speak to him, as well as do the tedious research necessary to make a project like this succeed.

Great!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-18

Bob Hilburn brings insights into Pail Simon like nobody else can. His access and long history covering music is invaluable.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful