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I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons
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I love Leonard Cohen and I loved this book. I wish it had been twice as long. He is a strange and unusual man, who has lived a strange and unusual life. If, like me, you have ever listened to his music and wondered what sort of person can make music and lyrics like he does then this book explains it all perfectly.
I thought it would be much heavier going but congratulations to the author for making it a light read of a potentially heavy subject.
My daughter, who is half my age, is just starting it. I am betting that a younger, non-fan will enjoy it almost as much.
I must go now, I need to book a visit to Hydra.
Rabbit Redux (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Updike
5.0 out of 5 stars Classy and classic, 26 July 2013
The Rabbit series is famed, and at first you wonder why. But having read one, and now two, each one is quite memorable and they somehow tell you everything you need to know about middle America. It is not a cheery read, but then life is not particular cheery and it is reflective of that. Perhaps it is an accurate reflection of our gloomy selves, or the bits of us that are consigned to self-destruction. Don't let that negative description put you of, definitely worth reading - there are few better!
Stoner: A Novel (Vintage Classics) by John Williams
A book I had heard about as a classic American novel, and I suppose it is just that. In one way nothing exceptional happens but at the same time it tells us almost everything about the human spirit, if that human is pretty similar to the vast majority of the rest of us who live among an affluent, educated, middle-class.

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