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    Posted: May 09 2017 at 23:46
Could it really be the first time this autobiography is discussed here? (At least the quick search for 'Changeling' gave me only Toyah.) 
 
Dating from 2007, Changeling is a memoir in which the recent decades are dealt quite shortly whereas the childhood, youth and the beginning of the musical career are described very vividly.
     Right now I've read about one quarter of the book, but for once I'm not getting tired of someone's childhood memories. Oldfield speaks very openly about his feelings of an outsider and social incompetence. He's also pretty good writer.
 
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Hi,

Working on a review of this book. Will post as soon as I am happy with it.

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Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Hi,

Working on a review of this book. Will post as soon as I am happy with it.



The review or the book?Wink
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The review I have written is not very good, and I am sitting on it, until I can make some changes ... but it's difficult to make up your mind about which part/section needs a trim.

As for the book, it's fine. 
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Originally posted by Matti Matti wrote:


Could it really be the first time this autobiography is discussed here? (At least the quick search for 'Changeling' gave me only Toyah.) 
 
Dating from 2007, Changeling is a memoir in which the recent decades are dealt quite shortly whereas the childhood, youth and the beginning of the musical career are described very vividly.
     Right now I've read about one quarter of the book, but for once I'm not getting tired of someone's childhood memories. Oldfield speaks very openly about his feelings of an outsider and social incompetence. He's also pretty good writer.
 

Just bought, thanks Matti.
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