Freddie & Me (2008) In Freddie & Me , Mike Dawson anoints Freddie Mercury, frontman of Queen, "a messenger from the gods" — and the spandexed muse stands at… 2008-05-27 Comic Books/Graphic Novels Fiction Bloomsbury
Book Review

Freddie & Me (2008)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 27, 2008; Writer: Mike Dawson; Genres: Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Fiction; Publisher: Bloomsbury

In Freddie & Me, Mike Dawson anoints Freddie Mercury, frontman of Queen, ''a messenger from the gods'' — and the spandexed muse stands at the heart of this memoir. In his paean to adolescent angst, Dawson breaks into song in the school cafeteria, rethinks his social life after Mercury's death, and feuds with his George Michael-loving sister.

For Fans of...
Nick Hornby's High Fidelity.

Bottom Line
Though undeniably contagious, Dawson's rawkin' enthusiasm begins to slow-jam into sentimentality. B

Originally posted May 16, 2008 Published in issue #992-993 May 23, 2008 Order article reprints