X-Ray

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Penguin, 1994 - Popular music - 419 pages
18 Reviews
This is the supposed biography of Ray Davies of the Kinks. The biographer is a nameless, faceless writer on his first assignment who has been given the task of capturing the essence of Ray Davies. There is more to this book than meets the eye however. It is part autobiography, part social history and part psychological thriller. The challenge lies in discovering where fiction ends and the truth begins.

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Review: X-Ray: The Unauthorized Autobiography

User Review  - Wesley - Goodreads

I found this to be difficult to read and mostly boring. The first 20-30 pages set up a pointless "frame story" around the actual "biography." The fictional wrapper adds nothing to Mr. Davies' life ... Read full review

Review: X-Ray: The Unauthorized Autobiography

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

RD's "unauthorized" auto-biography has elements of Philip K. Dick-influenced paranoia, Orwell's dystopian society and mid-century film noir. Unusual narrative structure introduces fictional ... Read full review

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