Pop Babylon

by Imogen Edwards-Jones | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552158143 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bookwormess of Kotka, Kymenlaakso / Kymmenedalen Finland on 10/8/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by bookwormess from Kotka, Kymenlaakso / Kymmenedalen Finland on Saturday, October 08, 2011
I'm really curious about this Babylon series. I think it might just be my cup of tea. :)

Synopsis:
How do you make it as a pop star? Why does one boy band make it big, and another crash and burn? Why do girls cost more that boys? How do you write, spin and hype a record? And who should you sleep with to get to number one?
Packed with juicy scandals and delicious intrigue, Pop Babylon takes you tot he dark heart of one of the world's most wicked and secretive industries. It's a world where money talks, bullshit walks and drugs are a way of life. And where talent isn't always at the top of the list of priorities...
Tracking a year in the making of a brand-new boy band, Pop Babylon is pure, unadulterated reading pleasure. Disgraceful, revelatory and great down-and-dirty fun, this is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what it really takes nowadays to be top of the pops.

Paperback, 379 pages.

Journal Entry 2 by bookwormess at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, October 22, 2011
Rrrooooaaaaaarrrrr... This was just sooooo funny! It was a very entertaining read and I recommend it to anyone who likes or knows the pop culture.

There were sections that explained how things work in UK pop scene, which I didn't all necessarily believe but admit that there's probably a hint of truth. I loved the name dropping and the stories of famous ones, finally the money spent on subscibing pop mag Smash Hits in late 90's was worth it as I knew most of the mentioned artists. Have a confession to make: I was huge on boy bands all 90's - well, ok, it began with New Kids On The Block and ended with 'N Sync...

I'm not going to dig any deeper thoughts or deeper meanings as there wasn't, this was just pure entertainment.

Released 6 yrs ago (8/14/2012 UTC) at Sokoksen kahvila, PKS-miitti in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Journal Entry 4 by saarahoo at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Brought this home from the bc-meet in Helsinki, can't wait to find out why some bands make it and some don't and how they sell it all to us.

Journal Entry 5 by saarahoo at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, September 16, 2012
This is the first babylon book I've read and I was slightly disappointed. I found the story of the fictional boy band a bit boring and I'm not that interested in the sex and drugs part of rock and roll. I did find myself perking up every time we got to the hard facts and figures of the music industry. It's a hard and cynical business.

Journal Entry 6 by saarahoo at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (10/9/2012 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Taken to local bc meet.

Journal Entry 7 by necoconeco at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, October 12, 2012
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Journal Entry 8 by necoconeco at Kauppakeskus Columbus in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, October 12, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (10/13/2012 UTC) at Kauppakeskus Columbus in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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