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NPF_PinkFloydFAQ.pdf
The nice people at Backbeat Books sent me over a copy of the new book "Pink Floyd FAQ" by Stuart Shea. I have read a couple of chapters and must say I like the writing style of it. It is focused around essays about Pink Floyd organised into a sort of FAQ - hence the title!

It has 35 chapters of short essays on such questions ranging from their formation, influences, greatest moments for each band member and more. Features a contribution from David Gilmour's ex-wife Ginger Gilmour in the form of an afterword.

Buy from Amazon.co.uk for £8.39. Buy from Amazon.com for USD $13.59.

# Paperback: 326 pages
# Publisher: Backbeat Books (31 Jul 2009)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 0879309504
# ISBN-13: 978-0879309503
# Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x 2.3 cm

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Looks interesting but what caught my attention was the afterword from David Gilmour's ex-wife! What's that all about?
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And why are they selling used ones at twice the price of new?
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Limited stock I guess. They are #9 in Pink Floyd books in the UK on Amazon.
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Odd use of Capital Letters in the Sub Title and an unfortunate spellig error in the first paragraph of the sample chapter so not a good start so far....Having said that, the author appears to know his onions. However, this isn't the most exciting chapter to get us all into the book. Any chance you can pursuade him to let us see another chapter, please, Keith?
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...hmm.

Yes Keith... is there any way you could get another book excerpt?
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snifferdog wrote:Looks interesting but what caught my attention was the afterword from David Gilmour's ex-wife! What's that all about?


did she catch him in bed with an inflatable?
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Neil1567/2 wrote:Any chance you can pursuade him to let us see another chapter, please, Keith?
I shall ask for you. :)
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I couldn't get another chapter but they did send the table of contents and preface....

http://www.halleonard.com/common/closer ... AQ_TOC.pdf

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Thanks a lot, Keith. Maybe he took offence to my typo complaint and took his bat home!

The contents list does make the book look interesting, however. It might well be worth a punt, I reckon. I'm particularly looking forward to Chapter 8 and wonder what delights it will include once the issue of pie crust has been fully aired...

Knowing that you have the book, Keith, would you recommend we get it?
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Neil1567/2 wrote:Knowing that you have the book, Keith, would you recommend we get it?
I haven't read it all yet but it seems pretty good so far. Some books are quite boring and overly factual and dull. This one is actually readable which is nice. So yes, I would recommend it to a friend. :)
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Can you please jump to that part and tell us (in short lines) what did Ginger Gilmour write in the afterword?
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mojoman wrote:
snifferdog wrote:Looks interesting but what caught my attention was the afterword from David Gilmour's ex-wife! What's that all about?


did she catch him in bed with an inflatable?
Yes. An inflatable pig.
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Maybe she's going to reveal she wrote Dave's lyrics :-;

Hopefully the book's going to be accurate. I've got the Rough Guide to Pink Floyd at home and there are some howlers in it.
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Damn!t wrote:Can you please jump to that part and tell us (in short lines) what did Ginger Gilmour write in the afterword?
You will have to buy the book and see for yourself! :lol:

I will let you know once I get to it. Reading stuff from the end of the book is cheating. :shock: