Chronicles,Dylan

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NewYoRican
09/25/2014

Chronicles,Dylan 4

A friend of mine who's a huge Dylan fan sent me a copy. I enjoyed it more than I expected. He's definitely a guy who thinks outside the box. I took out a new book from the library about him by Dennis McDougal and he really trashes Dylan in it. At first I was surprised because I thought a book that fat must have come from someone who loved Dylan (the title) then I was amused that he was less than admiring. At this point I'm not sure I'll finish it, because the ax grinding becomes tedious.

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FranksWildYear s
03/30/2006

Chronicles,Dylan 5

It was nice to read Dylan as open as he was in this book. He has had such a history of being challenging and cryptic. Interesting in that he picked a handful of periods or events and delved into them, like recording with Daniel Lanois in New Orleans or living in New York on peoples couches when he was starting out. It conspicuously passed over the obvious events like Newport, the motorcycle crash, the '66 World Tour which leaves the reader wanting more. The question is will Volume 1 be the only volume? Dylan has a notoriously short attention span.

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Djahuti
03/08/2006

Chronicles,Dylan 5

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.I did not appreciate Dylans music until the last few years,so I'm not really a hard core "fan" who's ready to eat up his every word...but eat it up I did.Dylan has a wonderfully weird perspective,and certainly writes and thinks like a poet and artist.His approach is non-linear,he jumps around timewise and from subject to subject-one minute describing the room and furniture in minute detail then telling us what was going on in his head 20 or 30 years ago.A wild ride,more like a tour of his internal landscape or a stream of consciousness conversation than an autobiography.I give it a high five-but realize that others may find it less enjoyable than I did.Taste differs,after all...

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oscargamblesfr o
03/08/2006

Chronicles,Dylan 3

It was ok, at least it was a first person account of this enigmatic figure. There's plenty of good books about him, especially a mammoth 600 page one by the noted N.Y. Times music critic Robert Sheldon, who was an instrumental person in drawing attention to him. Looking forward to the subsequent books by him.

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