"Life" tells the tale of the Rolling Stones, from the perspective of its main guitarist. Quirky, naughty and the model for Johnny Depps, Pirate of the Caribbean, Keith Richards is the essential rebel.
I treat myself a while ago to a new book. An unusual book for me. I purchased it from our local Waterstones store. As I sat on one of Waterstones comfy sofas I was soon enthralled in the book. Hubby as usual spent ages deciding what he would buy. By The time he reappeared I was engrossed in the book and loathe to move outdoors and into the cold.
The book I bought was Life, by Keith Richards, of Rolling Stones fame. He is of course famous for other ventures, some legal and some not. The large hard backed book was available for half price at Waterstones and so cost a mere £10. Not bad for such a large book, especially if it makes for a good read.
Of course I am nowhere near finished reading this book yet. It may be the weekend but we Internet freelancers have to keep plugging away. That said I have found it hard to put this book down.
The book was written along with James Fox(the author of White Mischief). The book opens on one of Keef’s many brushes with the law. This time it is in America in the 1970’s. From here on in though Keef begins to recall the most important bits of his childhood. Well I am assuming that they were important to him as those are usually the bits we tend to remember the most.
I was a huge fan of The Stones when I was a teenager in the sixties. I adored them. I loved their music, their style, their persona’s and really everything about them. I guess it helped that my parents thought they were depraved and disapproved constantly. Brian Jones was my favourite but Keef was up there with him.
Although I have not finished this book yet, I can tell it will be a winner. If you are looking for something in this vein, pardon the pun, for Christmas it will make a great gift. Buy it whilst it is still on offer for a great bargain. “Life” is still priced at £20 and more in some stores.
The book has over 500 pages and plenty of images. For those of you who are young it will be could be amazing to see what Keef looked like before his rock and roll lifestyle took its tool. It should also be fun to see and read about a rebel of the sixties and beyond.
An absolute must for Keef and Stones fans. It was flying of the shelves in Waterstones