Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Allen Ginsberg


The Ginsberg biography I ordered arrived, but the spine was sun-damaged, so I made a new cover.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Some books I've read 59

One Two Three Four by Craig Brown

A great book about The Beatles, very entertaining, and also about the world around The Beatles, and how they, really, changed it.

Beatles '66 by Steve Turner

I started listening to Beatles music, especially Revolver, so I decided to re-read this book, about what the Beatles did that year, and how they went from being pop singers to... artists.

Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now by Barry Miles 

It's hard to stop. I read the Philip Norman biography some time ago, but Barry Miles was an actual friend of McCartney, and spent years interviewing him, so the book should, maybe, be as close to an autobiography we will get. But there are just twenty pages, an afterword, about what happens after Beatles breaks up. And possibly, Miles should have split the book in two: a biography about McCartney, and then a memoir about his time knowing him and working for apple. 

Behold The Man by Michael Moorcock

A man travels back in time to meet Jesus, and yes, you can guess where this is going.

Lazy Days by Erlend Loe 

A Norwegian couple and their kids rent an apartment in Germany for a month. The book has the Loe touch, but maybe doesn't reach the highs of...

Naive. Super. by Erlend Loe

I read this in French some years ago, but wanted to read it in English as well. His breakthrough in Norway, and in Europe as well, I would think. A reflection of its time, maybe, for good or for bad.

Ernest Hemingway: The Search for Courage by Keith Ferrell

It's a Hemingway biography, so I had to read it, but it's pretty superficial and doesn't bring anything new. This edition is from 2014, but the book was written in the 80's. As always with Hem bios, the last 50 pages are quite depressing.

Currently reading:

My Life With Dylan Thomas: Double Drink Story by Caitlin Thomas

Shakespeare n'a jamais fait ├ža by Charles Bukowski