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Mar 01, 2007 Mallory rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: hippies, rock-and-roll types, anyone who likes a good coming of age story
This story, written coloquially, draws on the author's memoirs to tell the story of a young "hood" growing up in Brookyln who is saved by the redemptive power of music and a passion for the drums. Not so much a linear story line as a series of rememberances, Street Fighting Man can best be described as a hybrid of The Catcher in the Rye, The Outsiders and Eddie and the Cruisers. A fun read that will make you think about your own world view, it's worth giving this book a chance. It's not my norma ...more