I've read Mercury And Me by Jim Hutton, Freddie Mercury: An Intimite Memoir By The Man Who Knew Him Best by Peter Freestone, Queen: As It Began by Jacky Gunn and Jim Jenkins and Queen: The New Visual Documentary by Ken Dean (which is mostly pictures, though).
Queen: As It Began is definitely worth buying. It's probably one of the best books out there, and Peter Freestone's book is good for insight on Freddie, though he does tend to ramble at parts, like about describing Freddie's house.
yeah...depending upon what you are interested in and what you want to know...
If you're interested in pre-Queen and how they became Queen somewhat in detail...well...
"The Early Years" by Mark Hodkinson covers from their childhood or school days and pre-Queen up to the period when Bo Rhap was released and spent nine weeks at number 1.
"Queen The Definitive Biography" by Laura Jackson covers from pre-Queen( also including their school days) up to the recent topics of 2001 and 2002. I've read both and even now I usually read them. They are recommendable, imo.
And I think "Queen, The Visual Documentary" by Ken Dean is also nice to read.
Besides "Queen Live, A Concert Documentary" by Greg Brooks is worth having if you want to know set lists, when, where and how they did stages during their career.
Anyway both visual documentary books are pretty good to see because of their many pictures. :)
Hmm...not enough time to read so many things...
I have read these books:
- The Show must go on by Rick Sky
- Queen As it began by Jacky Smith and Jim Jenkins
- Queen In their own words by Mick St. Michael
- Freddie Mercury - The definitive biography by Lesley Ann Jones.