I would have given this book five stars if ti were not for a series of imagined pieces where the author decides to take us into the heads (as he sees them) of Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant John Bonham and Manager Peter Grant. At First these invented interludes add to the regular text and flow of the main narrative but as the book continues they become more and more pointless and redundant. Also he makes some odd "critical appraisals of their albums and performances- the most bizarre being that Jimmy Page's solo in "Stairway to Heaven" during the O2 reunion gig in 07 (now available on dvd) was the closest to the way it was originally recorded in 1971. Ridiculous. Page's solo is played stiltingly and much too slowly.