I got this book last Christmas along with Jerkicho's book. I finally finished reading it this weekend.
It is pretty poorly written and can sometimes be difficult to follow. The chapters are broken down in sections of his life (early years, yardbirds, cream, etc) but within the chapters it's not always a linear progression. At some points its almost as if he writes down whatever he's thinking at that time. This is especially true in the early chapters. It does get better as the book goes on, maybe his memory is just fuzzy over the early years.
He also does a LOT of name dropping. I found it interesting because I love classic rock, but sometimes he doesn't explain who the person is or what band they played for. After he introduces a name he'll reference that person by first name some of the time and sometimes several chapters later. I lost track of some of the people.
That being said there is a lot of interesting stuff in the book. He talks about the mid 60's music scene in England. How all the musicians used to just hang out, get high, and jam. I learned a good bit of the professional music industry that I didn't know about.
I also had no idea how bad Clapton was addicted to heroin or how much of a drunk he was.
If your a Clapton fan I recommend giving it a read some time, but be prepared to be bored with the first chapter or 2. Being as I'm a huge Clapton fan and it took me several months to read, I can't really recommend it as a "pick up and read" book for anyone (unlike Jericho's book which is excellently written).
- Oh, great. You killed the invisible swordsman!
-- He's dead, all right.
--- How was I supposed to know where he was?
- You were supposed to fire up. _We_ both fired _up_.