My rating: ★★★★☆
I'm not a big fan of memoirs and biographies. It's not that I dislike the person it talks about, but rather the way the facts and bits of information are displayed. This person was born this day, did this stuff, then died. Not my thing.
This book, though, changed a bit my perspective of this genre. It showed me that getting to know someone's life can be fun. The anecdotes in here, for example, were just plainly hilarious, and so was the author's way of telling them.
A thing that I particularly enjoyed, and that I haven't seen in any other book, is how Holmes links certain songs to each stage of his life. I listened to some of them while reading this, and they really set the vibe and the tone of how he felt at that time, and what he was going through.
I started reading this novel as open-minded as I could, but I guess that wasn't really necessary, since it would've won me anyway. It is fast-paced, and as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.