At the age of fifty-seven, Bad Blake is on his last legs. His weight, his ticker, his liver, even his pick-up truck are all giving him trouble. A renowned songwriter and "picker" who hasn't recorded in five years, Bad now travels the countryside on gigs that take him mostly to motels and bowling alleys. Enter Ms. Right. Can Bad stop living the life of a country-western so...more
I was interested in reading this because I saw the movie when it came out, then realized it was based on a book. I always like to read the book a movie is based on because the narration gives us so much more information that the visual representation. This was true with Crazy Heart also, but what I was not expecting was the surprise ending. The movie had had a good ending also. ...more
Its film adaptation with the same title was one of the films which had given me hope back then. Arriving in Manila in 2015, I began hunting the best reads in various Book Sale branches—and I found and bought the novel for Php 90—less than $2 only. Only that time I realized I ...more
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What I Have to Say:
Crazy Heart is, essentially, the story of the downfall of the one-time famous country ...more
There are interesting dynamics between him and his former protege Tommy Sweet which is a focal p ...more
The ending was.......drab. I don't know. I didn't hate it, I finished, so that is where I ...more
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Crazy Heart is an acclaimed film.
It won two Academy Awards, including one for:
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, for Jeff Bridges.
A Golden Globe rewarded the same actor.
Indeed, Jeff Bridges, or Jeffrey Leon Bridges comes from a family of actors:
Son of Lloyd Bridges and brother of Beau B ...more
Blake hasn't released any new music in five years. Instead, his manager has him on a small peanuts tour ...more
The book begins very well. Lots of cool insights to life on the road. Thomas Cobb is a skilled writer with obvious experience in the music biz. His writing is lean and flows well. Almost stream of consciousness style. I'd definitely read an ...more