Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pop Babylon

First line : 'Kylie Minogue is sitting on my face'
Imogen Edwards-Jones have come up with ‘Pop Babylon’ by the information obtained from some folks of Pop industry. This book tells about a year long work of ‘The One Management’, a music company in building a boy band.

Though it tells about the building of ‘Band of Five’, the interesting part of this book is not the story but the anecdotes and the gossips about the pop industry. It tells about the problems involved in forming the girl band, about the drugs and scandals in this industry and the reasons for the failure of most of the bands. The author had brought the evil face of the industry into lime light.

I have read some non fiction but this one is different from them. This book is completely filled with information like ‘How much they spent for Spice Girls album?’ , ‘What is the share of manager, distributors and blah blah’ and a lot like this. This book was not so catchy to me as I’m not interested to know about Pop industry. I recommend this book to the people who are interested to know about Pop world.


7 comments:

Melanie said...

You are a decent reviewer! Sometimes, it's hard to find someone who speaks honesty, especially as many bloggers can get ARC's to review. I'm an author, and even I know how important hearing the truth is. Everyone's opinion is different, but you stated your opinion. You also didn't bash it with language either.

Great job on your post.:)

Selva Kumar R said...

@Melanie Thank you

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I agree with Melanie. It takes away from reviews when the blog writer isn't completely honest. The readers and the author want to hear what you really think. Good job!

Thanks for coming by my blog too.

leeswammes said...

Did you read any of the other Babylon books, Selva? I've read Hotel Babylon and Airport Babylon (I think that's what they were called). The Airport one is so revealing, you don't want to fly after reading that.

I don't think they ranked high on the list of "good books" for me, but the information was interesting.

Selva Kumar R said...

@leeswammes I have not read anyother babylon series. Yes, this book also had some interesting informations

mywordlyobsessions said...

Pop music isn't my cup of tea either, but it would be interesting to hear what goes on backstage.

NOTE: I think I posted a comment in the wrong place. My 'magnum opus' one was supposed to be for the Arundhati Roy book. Sorry!

mywordlyobsessions said...

Pop music isn't my cup of tea either, but it would be interesting to hear what goes on backstage.

NOTE: I think I posted a comment in the wrong place. My 'magnum opus' one was supposed to be for the Arundhati Roy book. Sorry!