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Excellent account of this most unique of celebrities and singer-song writer performers. His talent, his life lived hidden from the public behind his many personas. And the turbulent modern times he lived in. A beautiful written and crafted book: biography, literary criticism, socio-economc history of the USA, & metaphysical treatise. And well read by the narrator, who adds polish to the smart prose bringing the audio-experience to a bright sheen. Highly recommended to Dylan fans and anyone who enjoys beautifal and intelligent writing.
You can only listen to this telling of Bob Dylan 's life for so long before either nodding off (don't listen when operating heavy machinery) or switching off the device.
Firstly, the author takes a scathing tone to anyone he encounters. He gleefully addresses their shortcomings before grudgingly accepting that they probably were a genius. This does take it's toll after a while.
Secondly, it's clear that the author got nowhere near to Bob Dylan in terms of contact. So instead he combs through interminable details of conjecture in what other people said or did, public records, newspapers. He spends ridiculous amounts of time pleasuring himself with fruitless philosophical arguments that result from this.
Finally, it is painfully slow. Painfully slow.
Avoid unless you are a hardcore Dylan fan.
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