I guess everyone has their opinion on Phil Collins, but this is a very enjoyable read. OK, he became rather ubiquitous in the eighties, but he did fine work with Genesis and some of his solo work, esspecially the early albums, is not too shabby either. This is a very honest book, at times humorous, at times emotional but always entertaining. It covers everything you’d expect – his early acting career, his time in Genesis, his solo work, the drinking, the divorces, the world tours, the health issues in later years – you name it, it’s here, nothing seems to have been regarded as being off limits. In particular, he writes very well about his parents and his childhood, as well as about his own children and marriages.. This is a book that’s well worth a read – Collins is a very engaging character indeed and a good writer to boot – the chapters just fly by.
Length of Read:Long
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
Music biographies, Genesis.
One thing you’ve learned
Put aside your preconceptions about Collins and his music and you will be pleasantly surprised.