If you want a book about the Glaswegian band Franz Ferdinand, which can actually differeniate between the members of the band ‘An A-Z Of Franz Ferdinand’ is for you. You would think that this wouldn't be an important point, but it shows just how other so called ‘biographies’ about the band so far cannot achieve this simple task… which I am glad to say that Helen Chase has achieved this task and much more.
An A-Z Of Franz Ferdinand is the book for any fan of Franz Ferdinand, it has been throughly researched by Helen Chase, who took time out from being an English teacher to completely devote herself to doing everything to research for the book which included extensive interviews with the band, the fans and close relations of the band. The ending result is of course this encylopedia type quality of a book about Franz Ferdinand.
Divided into 26 interesting topics the book basically goes through the alphabet from A for Art to Z for Zipper. Each topic corresponds with an aspect of Franz Ferdinand and can be read alone as an article. The glossy photographs that accompany the articles are pretty varied and scattered generously throughout this book, video stills, studio photos, Fan pictures and the even the occassional picture of Nick McCarthy wearing lederhosen.
This book is a great book for any Fan of The Franz. I highly recommend this book for anyone who want to read up on Franz, or even to leave it on your coffee table to have an occassional flick through and look at the pictures. Get it especially because Helen Chase got the names right! Yes!