When the Borders in my town was closing down, I thought about purchasing this. Borders was only in the 20% off all their books stage, so I held off. I kind of forgot about the book over the next couple of weeks, so by the time they got to around 80% off on everything that was left, well it was gone. My problem is, I've already read at least four other books on Metallica. I'm at the point where I feel like I know them like the back of my hand. With that being said, Mick Wall is a very well respected journalist, so I wouldn't mind hearing his take on the band and their history.