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BoD: U2 at the End of the World

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Continuing my recent fascination with music books, our Book of the Day is Bill Flanagan’s U2: At the End of the World. This book is no regular bio of a popular band. Arriving in Berlin as the wall was being torn down, Flanagan spent several years with U2 during the recording and touring for the Achtung Baby and Zooropa records and he inserts himself into the story. Instead of being some fly on the wall (although Bono’s fly sunglasses might have helped) Flanagan is an active participant which makes this book as much a memoir as a rock biography. Flanagan lives out every fan’s dream in following around U2 and his book is an enjoyable ride in the limos, planes, and tour convoys. Pick up U2: At the End of the World here.