This book is brilliant. A unique analysis of Bruce Dickinson's solo album lyrics, taking in Crowley, science-fiction, the Occult, philosophy and psychology. Well-researched, and intelligently written, this compelling book invites the reader to consider the subtext and influences permeating Bruce's song lyrics. After reading it, I felt compelled to re-listen to the albums immediately, in order to appreciate all of the information I had previously overlooked! Superb.
by Simon Jeremy Mills
'Bruce Dickinson: Insights' is currently newest book about one of the most famous heavy metal frontmen in history. The name 'Insights' spoils very original theme, it’s an analysis of Bruce’s songs from his solo carrier.
The book, having 185 pages – annotations included, represents very nice and interesting reading. Author of the book Brigitte Schön let herself into the interpretation of texts with a help from history, mythology, psychology and philosophy. Even Bruce once said, that in his texts you can find many treasures and it’s just up to us if we try to decipher them. Decrypted are albums: 'Tattooed Millionaire', 'Balls to Picasso', 'Skunkworks', 'Accident of Birth', 'The Chemical Wedding', 'The Best Of Bruce Dickinson' and 'Tyranny of Souls'.
The book is filled with illustrations and divided into well-arranged chapters according to albums. But if you want to read about your favourite song and you can’t remember from which album it is, don’t worry! At the end of the book you can find register of all songs. Some texts are simple and have only few paragraphs but some take even several pages.
I like the book and highly recommend to read it!
by Lucie Maranova, Spark Magazine
After studying German and Romance literature and linguistics at Heidelberg University, BRIGITTE SCHÖN has been teaching French and German to students between ten and nineteen years of age at a college in Baden-Wuerttemberg since 2006. She lives with her husband and her cat in the Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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