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.
What are you reading?
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?
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…
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
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 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.
I’ve just reread It by Stephen King. It’s truly a tome of epic proportions. Obviously inspired by the recent movie versions, which I thought were a better stab than the 1990 TV movie with Tim Curry