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Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson

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4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

fascinating and fair

This book is probably the only one which can claim not to be exploitimng MJ's death, because it was actually written before he died and on the presses at the time of the tragedy. The author quickly added a chapter, but the bulk of thebook is devoted to Halperin's invest...
This book is probably the only one which can claim not to be exploitimng MJ's death, because it was actually written before he died and on the presses at the time of the tragedy. The author quickly added a chapter, but the bulk of thebook is devoted to Halperin's investigation into the sexual molestation allegations. He concludes that Jackson was NOT a pedophile, offering loads of documents and never before seen evidence showing that his accusers were parasites out for Jackson's fortune. He spends time with Macaulay Culkin, Sean Lennon, and other of MJ's "special friends," including a number of girls. He paints an eye-opening portrait of Jackson's final years and tragic final weeks, demonstrating that it was the vultures who surrounded jackson and pressured him into the concerts that ended up killing him, whatever the autopsy results show. THe book is not entirely laudatory, it contains plenty of negative stuff as well, but overall it's very fair and objective and makes Jackson look like a flawed but great role model.

posted by MoonwalkerMJ on July 10, 2009

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25 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

MJ: The Lies and the Truth

Author Ian Halperin has recently pinned a book that is like reading the Ultimate MJ Encyclopedia of Tabloids: 2003-2009. While his investigation on the Trial was pretty interesting, it is other insinuations that are sickening and should not be speculated. One is the ins...
Author Ian Halperin has recently pinned a book that is like reading the Ultimate MJ Encyclopedia of Tabloids: 2003-2009. While his investigation on the Trial was pretty interesting, it is other insinuations that are sickening and should not be speculated. One is the insinuation that Michael was Homosexual, according to fictional "Romantic" sources and imaginative close "Confidants". Another is that he was a Nymphomaniac and often fantasized about sensationalized Celebrity Orgies. However, out of all of these one has been talked about for the last six months. That he was suffering from a rare lung disease that crippled his singing ability and his simple ability to talk.

Halperin himself has been waffling these days. In a blog he had written about Michael a couple of weeks ago he crudely joked that "Michael's camp has to clean his butthole for disease. It takes about 30 minutes to get all of the dirt out of there". Than suddenly Michael dies and Halperin claims to be a "Huge Michael fan and a fierce supporter".

I am a gossipy type of person, and I do like to read occassional gossip. This was entertaining only because of the fact that it was very intriguing. I know how to seperate fact and fiction and some of the fiction in this book had me laughing so hard.

However as stated earlier, Halperin's in depth investigation into the Trial was indeed the biggest high light of the book. He uses intricate and complesive styles that puts you in the middle and most of all into Michael's world. Halperin's "revelations" are interesting for the common-reader and it will grab your attention if your into National Enquirer.

I wouldn't suggest this book for Hardcore Jackson supporters simply because the gossip may anger you. However, if you would like to get a different perspective on Michael's lifestyle by all means read it.

I deeply suggest reading "The Magic and the Madness" by J. Randy Tarraborrelli another sensationalized, gossip book that is actually much more factual that this book. It puts you into Michael's world, a world that is always invaded by Cameras and malicious intent.

God Bless!

posted by ChaseStackton on July 11, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2009

    Not Worth Reading

    This book is all tabloid fodder and second or third hand information through unnamed sources (which in itself should be enough to tell you they are possibly lies). Stay away from this book. If you want a fair account of the trial in Sanata Maria read Conspiracy by Aphrodite Jones. She did her research and uncovered the facts. Michael was framed by all concerned and should not have been treated the way he was. Take heed if this can happen to Michael Jackson it can happen to anyone.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2009

    Not what I was expecting

    As soon as I read the book flap I expected much more from this. Unfortunately I was very disappointed. While it has changed some of my opinions and thoughts about Michael Jackson, it left a lot to be desired.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2009

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    i aleady was aware of alot of the things.

    i already knew/hard about alot of the facts/fiction in ths booke. i didnt really learn anything new. so lets just say that i was disppointed. i like learnin somrthin new nor repeats.

    the only thing new to me was the talk about his 2 lovers. i didnt know much about them til i read this but i already was aware of comin across somethin like this in this anyway.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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