Customer Review

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So Very Disappointing & Badly Written, 15 Mar. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream (Hardcover)
I love Neil Young's music but he's a very private man, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. Initially I found it a little slow, but I thought that if I persevered I'd get into it and it would pick up..... it didn't, it got worse and worse! As a chauffeur I spend a lot of time driving so I bought the Spoken Word version, which is read by the very talented Keith Carradine, but his voice just got on my nerves - he sounded as bored with this story as I was!

The essence of the problem is, I think, the massive ego of Neil Young. Several times in the book he tells us what a great writer he thinks he is and that he must take after his father, who was an author. Unlike most autobiography's this one doesn't follow any chronological pattern, it's all over the place, almost as if Mr Young wrote down exactly what he was thinking at any particular time. As a consequence not only is the book difficult to follow it's also extremely repetitive.

The most boring aspect of the book is when he is writing about his new high-resolution digital music system - but he doesn't tell us about it and move on, he bangs on and on about it. It appears all over the place, and once again his ego takes over and he's telling us that it's the best thing ever. He goes on and on just like a door-to-door salesman with his foot in the door!

So sorry, I hated the book. I still love Neil Young's music and hopefully one day someone will put together an accurate life story that's compelling and enjoyable to read - but reading/hearing this turned into a chore!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in