Adam Selzer's Bobcat Nation is an enormously entertaining memoir chronicling one man's 15 year odyssey of seeing Bob Dylan countless times live in concert. Selzer is a young adult novelist (known for his smartass sense of humor), so I knew this would be clever and well-written. However, what really impresses here is the analysis of Bob Dylan's art as a live performer. Dylan is a notoriously spontaneous and eclectic live musician (whose shows are in many ways more akin to jazz than rock and roll) and Selzer charts the evolution of the live Dylan sound, in ways big and small, from 1996 to a show as recent as October 2010. In fact, as a work of music criticism (and Selzer is not afraid to offer honest criticism as well as praise), this is better than most of the Dylan books I've read.
Bobcat Nation also offers a very affectionate peek into the world of Dylan fandom - it captures the unique camaraderie of Dylan fans, especially in the sections where Selzer describes traveling around the country with friends and meeting up with other fans. However, Selzer's self-deprecating humor prevents the book from ever taking itself too seriously. If you're a casual Dylan fan, you'll probably find this an accessible (and very funny) port of entry into the mind of a "Bobsessive". If you're already a serious fan, this is an essential purchase as it captures the excitement of seeing Bob Dylan live better than any book since Larry Ratso Sloman's legendary On the Road with Bob Dylan.