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Offline KenKaniff

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Best U2 Book?
« on: June 17, 2017, 05:20:57 PM »
Big U2 fan but never read a U2 book. I'm going on my honeymoon next week and would love to dive into a great U2 book with nerdy facts and good perspectives. Any recommendations? Thanks.



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Best U2 Book?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 05:22:24 PM »
Bill Flanagan's "At the end of the world".  no contest..


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Re: Best U2 Book?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 06:03:29 PM »
At the End of the World seems pretty much to be the one to beat. U2 by U2 of course.  I just got this book about U2's fan magazine, called The Best of Propaganda: 20 Years of the Official U2 Fan Magazine, which looks to be pretty interesting.  It was quite cheap too, so I couldn't resist.

I also have U2 Show, which is solid, it's loaded with photos if you crave that.

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Re: Best U2 Book?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 06:13:25 PM »
Bill Flanagan's "At the end of the world".   Couldn't put it down

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Re: Best U2 Book?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 08:47:18 PM »
besides the ones mentioned

U2 Experience and Stealing Hearts at a Traveling Show are GREAT coffee table books.

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Re: Best U2 Book?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 09:00:00 PM »
Just ordered 'At The End of the World'. Thanks for the recommendations. Looking forward to reading this on the Hawaiian beaches during my honeymoon, but not until after U2 in Philly tomorrow!!!!

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2017, 09:15:19 PM »
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Just ordered 'At The End of the World'. Thanks for the recommendations. Looking forward to reading this on the Hawaiian beaches during my honeymoon, but not until after U2 in Philly tomorrow!!!!

if you find the Zoo TV era to be their peak <as most of us do!> you'll LOVE IT. i've read it twice <many many years apart> and i NEVER re-read books. ever.

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Just ordered 'At The End of the World'. Thanks for the recommendations. Looking forward to reading this on the Hawaiian beaches during my honeymoon, but not until after U2 in Philly tomorrow!!!!

if you find the Zoo TV era to be their peak <as most of us do!> you'll LOVE IT. i've read it twice <many many years apart> and i NEVER re-read books. ever.

Awesome - really looking forward to it!

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Just ordered 'At The End of the World'. Thanks for the recommendations. Looking forward to reading this on the Hawaiian beaches during my honeymoon, but not until after U2 in Philly tomorrow!!!!

if you find the Zoo TV era to be their peak <as most of us do!> you'll LOVE IT. i've read it twice <many many years apart> and i NEVER re-read books. ever.

Awesome - really looking forward to it!
It's the best book I've read about the lads, it's so revealing you find stuff out you wouldn't expect, have a good read ☺

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Re: Best U2 Book?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 03:48:21 AM »
I agree about "At the End of the World" but I'd also give honourable mentions to  "Bono on Bono: Conversations with Michka Assayas" and "U2: The Stories Behind Every U2 Song".

I can't remember too much specifically about each book but I did enjoy reading them at the time and all were real page turners with some good insights into the band.

All the other U2 books I've read have been alright, nothing special.

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Re: Best U2 Book?
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2017, 05:28:54 AM »
U2 Diary by some guy.

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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2017, 10:10:32 AM »
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Bill Flanagan's "At the end of the world".  no contest..


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Ive just bought a used copy off fleabay for 3.50 inc Delivery...so looking forward to getting it. Im not so good at reading....it takes me ages to read a page....but i have managed in the past to read The Unforgetable Fire book (twice). Thats pretty much my entire reading history there, apart from James Herberts The Rats book (i enjoyed that)

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2017, 10:36:37 AM »
Have to agree with Bill Flanagan's "At the end of the world"
But if you like a more indept study of U2 in the early 90's i can recommend John Waters - Race of Angels: The Genesis of U2

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 11:59:20 AM »
Not read many but loved 'at the end of the world'

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Re: Best U2 Book?
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2017, 12:34:46 PM »
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Have to agree with Bill Flanagan's "At the end of the world"
But if you like a more indept study of U2 in the early 90's i can recommend John Waters - Race of Angels: The Genesis of U2

what? i've never heard of that. it's a Zoo TV era book?

also theres Faraway So Close BP Fallon's Zoo TV scrapbook. He was a DJ that worked with them on tour i think? idk i never keep it straight