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Down the Highway by Howard Sounes
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Jul 18, 09

Read in July, 2009

The writer did a great job covering the beginning of Bob's life and fame, but at about the mid 70's he started losing his touch - or the book just got annoying. Yes, there's a lot of information, lots of 'I was with Bob so many years, so I will comment about this' stuff, but it lacks feeling. Where's Dylan the Joker? where's the poetry? Howard Sounes describes the many loves of Bob without any feelings - sometimes I felt as if I was reading a big guest book of Dylan's lovelife, just names and dates, no why, no how...
I was starting to get tired of this book, but when I found out that the last hundred pages was only notes and sources, I could only ask - is this it? Where's Bob Dylan whom I had to find in those pages?
But oh well. 4 stars because even bad writing can't kill my love for Dylan and everything about him.
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