Frame completely at odds with content: This elite cinder-block of a book begs the question, “why print?” Where’s searchable digital media with thematic tags, index, and instant social accessibility when you most want it? There are so many strips in here you want to send to friends — right now — that its dinosaur frame feels more tragic than bulky. Trudeau’s also so over-exposed and overpraised you’d think he’d be giving tips to Tony Kushner. Made for a sudden-death question on a journalism final: name some great scandals Trudeau missed, botched or steered in the wrong direction.
“…the most reliable, least star-struck volume on Lennon to date… Riley is a keen critic, and his analysis is what distinguishes this bio… helps you hear the man’s music anew – and given its omnipresence, that’s pretty amazing.” #