An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury

Book Review: Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury by Lesley-Ann Jones

Author Lesley-Ann Jones’s Mercury tells this same basic story, but with the focus squarely on Freddie Mercury. By doing so, she has written what I consider to be the definitive biography of him. If ever there were an artist who the word “multi-faceted” applied, it would have to be Mercury. With such a complex personality, there are any number of ways in which his life story could be told. The “uber-decadent” superstar lifestyle he lived seems to be the way the majority of authors have approached it. Thankfully, Lesley-Ann Jones has chosen to tell the whole story, rather than focusing on the outrageous elements so many other writers have utilized.
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