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Seven Years with Banksy Paperback – September 1, 2012
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Also, I don't know if it was just me, but it seemed like this guy had a huge hard on for him. I mean every other sentence, he is just GUSHING about Banksy and how wonderful, talented, smart and awesome he is, which is nice and all but spare us the propaganda. We get it he's this amazingly talented street artist, but going on and on about how wonderful he is gets repetitive and annoying.
If you are a Banksy fan, nothing in this book will surprise you. It's all pretty much the same things you learn in interviews with Banksy and other people's encounters with him. He's nice, he's tall, he's down to earth. It's all the same. It gives some insight into his early years as a street artist in NYC, but thats about it. Even the parts when he "helps" Banksy on his art escapades like at the Zoo, it's very brief, vague and anti-climatic.Read more ›
Clarke says he intends to show Banksy's soul. Well, he did accomplish that, I think, through the anecdotes he gives. Well-done on that score.
The quality of writing was not what I'd expect from someone who declares his intention to BE a writer. Cliches were lined up and marched across the page, in glorious splendor. Fricking one after the other. It was a hard read only in that your eyes were forced to dodge cliches half the time.
But the story itself has a fresh sweetness to it. And I've already recommended it to a friend who's quite keen on the artist. So, there you go-- 4 stars.
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Poorly written and lacking in substance, I have no idea why this book was published in the first place. Waste of time.Published on December 16, 2012 by ihath