What are you reading?


Yes, that’s up next, the Dutch translation came out two weeks ago.

Also bought Wayne Kramer’s biography, The Hard Stuff.


I just finished the Hard Stuff a book or two ago. His writing skills and self-examination are a bit limited, but I learned a lot about Detroit and the MC5. Wayne was never a lyricist and barely got through high school (if he finished) so his writing is rudimentary.



On a lark I started reading and finished On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - Ian Fleming

I’m finishing up Roberto Bolano’s The Insufferable Gaucho (short stories) before I decide to take the plunge into The Savage Detectives

Anyone a Bolano fan?


I have the Savage Detectives but haven’t read it yet. Wife liked it, wished there was more when she was done.


I did read the first chapter and I wasn’t overly impressed but I’m sure it will get better. Curious about the Gang War story, how could a former drug-addict/ex-prisoner have thought it was a good idea to team up with Johnny Thunders?

No spoilers!


Still got a whole bunch of PKD that I’m working my way through… After this, I’m gonna read The Martian, as I really enjoyed the film when it was on TV the other day…AC_SL1500


No spoilers–but I will say that I think all of the story would be better told by a seasoned writer. His voice added nothing to the tale. The ‘good stuff’ in Kramer’s book could have been covered in 1/3 his page count, and been more effective as well.


David Goggins: Can’t Hurt Me



Nice cross section there , Balv ! Something for almost everyone !


A wonderful and beautiful interview with David James Duncan…for everyone :slight_smile:



The title comes of much more pompous/heady than the actual read. Noah is a pretty down to earth mellow fellow, and writer. He continues to push the envelope in his personal and public life which has made him somewhat of a current outcast. I got to meditate and eat lunch with him last fall in Chicago, and a good chunk of the time he was making fun of himself. Neat to hear his perspective.


I want to get this book. Sounds like a really great story about a great musician…




I have that, let me know how it is. Does it have more/better content than the All Over but the Shouting book?


I’m trying to branch out. I’m weak at history.

Another Darkness, Another Dawn: A History of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers



Without being boring, it’s a thorough ‘study’ of how the band came together and then became very good at being the Mats, and then started falling apart. Haven’t finished yet, but I’m enjoying it.