Leah Greenblatt
December 09, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Official Michael Jackson Opus

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
publisher
Opus Media Group
genre
Nonfiction, Music

We gave it an A-

A book as outsize — 401 pages, 26.5 pounds — as its subject’s life, The Official Michael Jackson Opus was initially intended to celebrate his comeback concert series. As a career-spanning requiem, it’s still pretty spectacular, full of striking images both intimate (a tiny, Afroed Michael asleep on an airplane circa 1970) and ornate (his baroque, self-mythologizing art collection) and fond remembrances from famous friends. A fitting if blemish-free coda for a once-in-a-generation superstar. A-

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