When Giants Walked the Earth
|When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
The book tells the life stories of the band's members. The narrative of Led Zeppelin is told through a mixture of prose and interview excerpts. It was based partly on interviews which were conducted by Wall with all the surviving members of the band.
Wall’s just writing a book designed to cash in on something he didn’t have anything to do with. He wasn’t a creative force in Led Zep. I’m at something of a disadvantage because I haven’t chosen to read that book, but I hear it’s totally distorted from people who do know about Led Zeppelin.
In addition to a complete lack of citations throughout, Wall’s book was also criticized for its liberal use of italicized internal monologue sections, where Wall pretends he knows what a band member is thinking by retelling a story in a second-person narrative.
- Rick Moody, "Led Zeppelin, Gods of Rock on the Celestial Staircase" New York Times, December 24, 2009.
- David Cheal, 'When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin by Mick Wall', Telegraph.co.uk, 27 October 2008.
- 'Meticulously researched account of the world of Led Zeppelin', The Sunday Mercury, November 22, 2008.
- James Jackson, Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin's good times, bad times and reunion rumours, The Times, January 8, 2010 .
- Slaybaugh, Matt (4 March 2010). "When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin". The Agit Reader.
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