What Have You Read?

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Have you read:

Masked Rider
1
6%
Ghost Rider
4
22%
Travelling Music
3
17%
Two of the three (tell us which two, please)
5
28%
All three (tell us which three, please *wink*)
4
22%
None of the above, cuz you don't believe drummers can write books
1
6%
 
Total votes: 18

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Post by Walkinghairball » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:44 pm

awip2062 wrote:Now we can talk with you about them!:-D
Not them just yet, only Traveling Music. I still need to read Roadshow. :P
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Post by awip2062 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:13 pm

Whooooo-ya!

One down, one to go!

:-D
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Post by ElfDude » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:42 am

Hey... Roadshow isn't in the poll!

I've only read Roadshow and Ghost Rider (GR multiple times).
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Post by Soup4Rush » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:31 am

I checked out Ghost Rider from the library today. Just finished the first chapter.. heartbreaking. :(
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Post by awip2062 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:09 am

*offers Soups a huge stack of snot rags*

Yeah, it is....:-(
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Post by CygnusX1 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:18 am

I read the liner notes & forward to R30...

Neil penned it, therefore it counts. :P
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Post by ElfDude » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:34 am

CygnusX1 wrote:I read the liner notes & forward to R30...

Neil penned it, therefore it counts. :P
Yeah. I've read a number of concert programs that he's written as well. :)
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Post by Soup4Rush » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:11 pm

Wow.. it is hard putting this book down. What an adventure. I know he lost his family, but it would be so nice to just set out and leave the world behind. Many people find themselves in his situation but do not have the means to just get away.. It would be so nice just to hit the road, sleep when you are tired, eat when you are hungry, drink when you are thirsty. without a care in the world.. :-)
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Post by ElfDude » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:15 pm

Soup4Rush wrote:Wow.. it is hard putting this book down. What an adventure. I know he lost his family, but it would be so nice to just set out and leave the world behind. Many people find themselves in his situation but do not have the means to just get away.. It would be so nice just to hit the road, sleep when you are tired, eat when you are hungry, drink when you are thirsty. without a care in the world.. :-)
I had that reaction too
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Post by Soup4Rush » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:55 pm

Well, I have to tell you guys.. I am not so sure I am impressed with this book.. it seems kind of foolish riding a motorcycle around the Artic Circle trying to find yourself... but thats just me.. I know he went through a bad time, but I doubt he was the first or will be the last.. most people who go through this have to continue on with their lives and don't have the luxury to do what he did, much less write a book about it. just my opinion.. I shall read on though as he is a pretty good writer.. and I wish I had the luxury to do what he did, I guess I can live my dream through his book, cept the part about riding a motorcycle through the Artic. that is just silly.. :-)
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Post by awip2062 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:05 pm

I want to see Inuvik!

I do agree, though, that most of us have to handle our grief in other ways, and can't just go off and find ourselves like he did. But, he could do that and I think others of us would if we were able. I also think he would have rather not be so alone that he could do it.

Ah, to be a big, rich, spoiled rock star, eh?

*sigh*
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Post by Soup4Rush » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:12 pm

awip2062 wrote:I want to see Inuvik!

I do agree, though, that most of us have to handle our grief in other ways, and can't just go off and find ourselves like he did. But, he could do that and I think others of us would if we were able. I also think he would have rather not be so alone that he could do it.

Ah, to be a big, rich, spoiled rock star, eh?

*sigh*

don't you think it was kind of selfish of him in regards to his family and friends to go off on such a dangerous excursion? without anybody else? in his state of mind.. I wondered how many of his friends or family wondered if they would ever see him alive again. From what I have read he seems kind of selfish and does not like to be bothered by people.. Maybe I am missing something... some of what he wrote was kind of mean too, like he was blaming the kid for him putting diesel fuel in his gas tank, or the wallowing middle age hippos around the buffet table..
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Post by awip2062 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:30 pm

Fact is, Neil is human and therefore very imperfect.

Selfish? Yes, he was in many ways acting quite selfishly. He had great trouble handling all he experienced and he didn't handle it all well. He was grouchy and grumpy and negative and looked down on people and all that.

I can't say that I would handle things any better, but I hope I would. I've got my own baggage and I deal with it well at times and not well at all at others.

I do appreciate that Neil tells us all these things and doesn't paint a perfect picture of himself.
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Post by Soup4Rush » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:32 pm

very true.. like I said I am reading on, some parts are pretty interesting.. :-)
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Post by awip2062 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:35 pm

Quite interesting and educational, yeah!

And, a great read to keep from thinking that he is perfect! LOL
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