X-Ray

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Penguin, Jul 6, 1995 - Popular music - 419 pages
32 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  - Stuart Beaney - Goodreads

I think this is the book Morrissey wanted to write. The prose is excellent throughout. Davies was a pioneer. He paved the way for androgynous performers like Bowie and his wilful non-rock'n'roll ... Read full review

Review: X-Ray: The Unauthorized Autobiography

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

The self-interview concept behind the book can be hard to take. Still, it's Ray Davies, and he's part of history (still with us, of course). Read full review

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