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The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara

...what a book. It's on the top three list of Books That Changed My Life. I'm seriously impressed by Guevara. Hardly anyone knows more than this famous photo, and his thoughts and actions - in this young age...I haven't read enough to judge his later life - show in a way that he deserves to be the idol he is today. I can find many of my own hopes and worries in him.

PLus the book is written poetic, funny, personal, and you always have the feeling to sit right behind Guevara on his motorcycle (poor Alberto Grenado...but with a friend like this he just IS in the background, what he didn't deserve;- )

I can recommand it to everyone who wants a little mind-blowing!

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The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara

...what a book. It's on the top three list of Books That Changed My Life. I'm seriously impressed by Guevara. Hardly anyone knows more than this famous photo, and his thoughts and actions - in this young age...I haven't read enough to judge his later life - show in a way that he deserves to be the idol he is today. I can find many of my own hopes and worries in him.

PLus the book is written poetic, funny, personal, and you always have the feeling to sit right behind Guevara on his motorcycle (poor Alberto Grenado...but with a friend like this he just IS in the background, what he didn't deserve;- )

I can recommand it to everyone who wants a little mind-blowing!

Sounds like a good read. I have the book, Che Guevara : A Revolutionary Life by John Lee Anderson. A detailed account of Guevara's life (approx. 800 pages). I think Anderson did a good job covering Guevara's character and life. I was fascinated. :)

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Carlos Castinada-A seperate reality further conversations with don Jaun

i'm only on the 2nd book but they are amazing...if anybody has already read these can you tell me the 3rd book's title :huh:

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I'm currently re-reading Patricia Kennealy's book "Strange Days" about her time with Jim Morrison for the gazillionth time. She has a new fiction book out that I'm looking forward to reading soon.

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Finished Eric Clapton's autobiography.

Wow, he was always so caught up in his love affairs. :(

His addictions.

But that sure led to some incredible song writing!

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I've just finished reading "The Beauty Myth" by Naomi Wolf and am just about to start reading "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison.

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Travels With My Amp - Greg Godovitz. A Canadian rocker whom because of his nationality most of you have probably never heard of. :lol:

I also just finished 3 Douglas Coupland books- another Canadian- jPod, Generation X, and All Families Are Psychotic.

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The picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde

That's funny...I JUST picked the same book up a few days ago. I found it in a give away book box.

I'll get to it after I read the two autobiographies I picked up at the library today:

Donovan (Leitch) The Hurdy Gurdy Man just started it. I'm on a Donovan kick lately.

In the thanks to page he thanks.."Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Jeff Beck, Graham Nash, and to all my studio pals, diamonds all. Let's do it again!"

Ron Wood...though I may have already read it... :bagoverhead:

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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

That's funny...I JUST picked the same book up a few days ago. I found it in a give away book box.

I'll get to it after I read the two autobiographies I picked up at the library today:

Donovan (Leitch) The Hurdy Gurdy Man just started it. I'm on a Donovan kick lately.

In the thanks to page he thanks.."Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Jeff Beck, Graham Nash, and to all my studio pals, diamonds all. Let's do it again!"

Ron Wood...though I may have already read it... :bagoverhead:

That's funny. I just bought The Picture of Dorian Gray last Friday!

I also bought Animal Farm, Silas Marner, and Ethan Fromme. Barnes and Noble had a buy 2, get one free on the classics.

I wanted British Lit authors to read on my trip to England and Scotland in August. (I know, Edith Wharton was from New York, not from Britain.)

I also bought Les Miserables, one of my top five favorite books. I have wanted to re-read it as I totally enjoy it's prose and message.

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That's funny. I just bought The Picture of Dorian Gray last Friday!

Now this is just plain...Wilde :D

Mine is old...1946. Third printing, with a groovy dust jacket showing the movie, and on the back sleeve it say's "You may send this book to a member of the armed forces for 4 cents." :blink:

I'm on it next 'cos I have read the Ron Wood book...though I wound up re-reading parts of it anyway.

Donovan....when I have the book handy I'll quote some what IMHO are rediculous statements.

Like HIS influence on Zeppelin, Dylan, Flower Power...like he invented everything.

Typical Scot. :hidinginwall:

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Now this is just plain...Wilde :D

Mine is old...1946. Third printing, with a groovy dust jacket showing the movie, and on the back sleeve it say's "You may send this book to a member of the armed forces for 4 cents." :blink:

I'm on it next 'cos I have read the Ron Wood book...though I wound up re-reading parts of it anyway.

Donovan....when I have the book handy I'll quote some what IMHO are rediculous statements.

Like HIS influence on Zeppelin, Dylan, Flower Power...like he invented everything.

Typical Scot. :hidinginwall:

Looking forward to your posts of the quotes, Hotplant.

I like old books. That 1946 edition may be a collectors item some day, maybe today?

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Looking forward to your posts of the quotes, Hotplant.

I like old books. That 1946 edition may be a collectors item some day, maybe today?

I like old books too. It may be a collectible. Though being the third printing probably not so much.

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That's funny. I just bought The Picture of Dorian Gray last Friday!

This is freaky.

Or...

It means The picture of Dorian Gray is a great book. :D

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I've been reading nothing other than short stories and poetry lately.

Give me a few days, and we'll be reading Mockingbird. Yes, I said "we." I've been too busy to read anything on my own--summer school is a whirlwind!

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Hey Mandy. But you're doing what you love, so good on ya!

Ok, here are a couple of things Donovan said that led me to believe he truly admires....himself.

(I love his music though...despite himself.)

" Mickie Most later said that the music we made in late 1965 and 1966 influenced the Beatles to experiment more adventurously on Sgt. Peppers. This may well be. I also stirred the Celtic Cauldron and encouraged Led Zeppelin to express himself with images and sounds from our Celtic European roots. ( :blink: )"

"I gave our music the name 'Celtic Rock'."

Hurdy Gurdy Man

" John Paul Jones and I had worked together before, and he arranged and played on "Hurdy Gurdy Man" session. We were joined by drummers Clem Catini and John Bonham.

Most people would think we used an effect on the voice, but it was natural. Layers of guitar were added by Page and Hollsworth, and a new kind of metal folk was created. The term metal had not been coined for music yet, but perhaps Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham were inspired be this session to form Led Zeppelin."

:huh:

Whatever.

He also alluded to Bonham playing with them as a "studio drummer who knew JPJ, and JP" (before they-JP- had actually met.)

Ah well, sometimes it's better to not know about people who's music you love. <_<

Edited by Hotplant

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The British actor Dirk Bogarde's autobiography "Snakes and Ladders"

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