When Giants Walked the Earth
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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.
Reviewer Matt Slaybaugh of The Agit Reader criticized the book for its writing and italicized internal monologue sections, where Wall interpreted band member's thoughts by retelling a story in a second-person narrative, concluding "There may not be a better book about Led Zeppelin out there, but there’s got to be a less irritating one."
- 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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