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Posted June 4, 2009
I bought this book after reading most of the "Mixerman Diaries" that were available online at one point in time, as I found them very entertaining and wanted to see "how it ended".
As you can tell from the synopsis the book is the supposed diary kept by the engineer and mixer of a mega budget recording session, along with a host of cleverly nicknamed characters.
Whether the book is to be taken literally or is a work of fiction is probably up to the readers interpretation. That doesn't really matter, because it is an incredibly entertaining and often hilarious look at a seldom seen side of the music industry.
Anyone with any level of experience in the music industry will enjoy this book immensely and probably find themselves relating many of the books characters to people you know or have worked with at some point in your own life... Which will add to your enjoyment of it.
The writing style is very loose and anyone with elementary level reading skills can probably finish the book in a few short hours. It also makes for a wonderful "sitting on the commode companion". Although there are some occasional technical ramblings, the author does take the time to explain them in layman's terms.
I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in music or recording, whether a musician, technician or just a lover of music.