Catch a Fire is assiduously researched; the details writer Timothy White presents of the King of Reggae's life are cinematic in scope and, at times, cumbersome. White includes much of his primary source material, ranging from full interviews with band members to unearthed CIA documents, and devotes a whole section to describing his exhaustive research process. The final product is rich with elements of spiritual tome, rock biography, and history text; it is a hagiographic epic--the story of a man and his legend. --Brendan J. LaSalle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Got this book Friday and I loved it so much not only does it tell you about Bob Marley and his music it also tells you about jamaica and Rastafarian and marcus garvey and king... Read morePublished 2 months ago by jahnoy skerrit
When the book is about Marley its fine but he puts in all these fillers that shouldn't even be in this book!! Read morePublished 6 months ago by allen Rafael
SINCE GOING TO JAMAICA IN THE SPRING, i HAVE STARTED READING UP ON ITS HISTORY & THIS IS ONE ON MY LIST...Published 13 months ago by ADELA MATUTE
book came in brand new.One of the best books on Bobs life love it.would recommend it to any die hard reggea funPublished 13 months ago by cosmas munandi
Timothy White took me straight into the life of the Legend, Bob Marley!!! I understand so many aspects of Marley's life that haven't been discussed in other books I've read about... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Cicely F Davis
Well written biography, White is (was, RIP) a talented writer. He probably could have been a good novelist. Catch A Fire is certainly an outstanding contribution to the field, i.e. Read morePublished 18 months ago by David Dusty Cupples
I think that the background about Jamaican history provided in this book is interesting for those who have a wider interest in reggae and Jamaican culture but it does interrupt the... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Pescador Escoces