He seems to have written this book with an obvious bias against Van Morrison for whatever personal reason.
First of all, one has to be really interested in the life and the music of Van Morrison to want to read a tome of this heft.
This book gives some interesting early history, then devolves into telling Van's life story on an album by album basis.
Interesting, thorough biography. Sadly, quite a bit distanced from its subject... but that's the nature of Morrison.Published 20 days ago by Dan Hoskins
It took a little while to really get into it. The first 100 pages or so are very detail oriented, but it starts to pick up after that.Published 7 months ago by Valerie C Weber
Clinton Heylin gives great insight into Van Morrison without being maudlin. He tells it like it is, warts and all. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sleepyshoe
All I really wanted was the basic chronology of Van's life- where was he born, who did he grow up with, yadda yadda. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dana R. Welts
But of course, I have no way of knowing how true the facts were. Only Van himself would know that. He may have seen all the carefully detailed descriptions of what happened in... Read morePublished 15 months ago by constance K. Pippin
I was very much looking forward to this Van bio since I'd read Heylin's very impressive one on Dylan. However this is a bit of a disappointment. Read morePublished on June 16, 2011 by G. J. Mcintyre
Very well written and informative biography of Van. The book gives great insight into the complexities of the creative. Nicely done.Published on May 3, 2009 by Robert Maley