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4.5 out of 5 stars
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on 3 June 2017
Good book but I think rock dreams better
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on 29 March 2017
Excellent - just as advertised
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on 11 June 2013
Bought this on the back of Rock Dreams. Does what it says. very much in the style of Rock Dreams so I am happy
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on 22 July 2011
Executed as a surreal stream of consciousness where the memories of the dead narrator Max Vail
link every event and character of significance in the 20C.
The iconic cliche style of Rock Dreams has become looser and more fluid as the reader is led through
a landscape of cut up collages, characters of the era mix and meld in strange exotic events which
Vail might well have dreamed, but I have learned it is always well to trust the words of a dead man.
Cohn's narrative can be obtuse unless the reader is a cultural connoisseur and knows the sexual peccadilloes and
individual curiosities in the lives of every character, biographical detail is inferred rather than stated.
Peellaerts images retain the same rich, colourful and atmospheric treatment
we have come to expect, the ideas of collage, cut up and photo reality allow powerful juxtapositions of characters
and locations which leave a candy flavour and the distinct odour of decaying orchids imprinted on the memory.
Their twist on the twentieth century is unique and unforgettable.
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on 31 July 1999
I am taking the chance of giving it five stars without having seen it. All based on the brilliance of Rock Dreams. Below is a review I have posted on Rock Dreams. A reader from England
Best ever commentary on this dubious artform. This is wonderful. The illustrations and the captions complement each other so well. I loved the depiction of Dylan. Best of all is the description of the brilliant Del Shannon: 'Del Shannon may have looked and sounded like a lumberjack but he cracked like a sodajerk. He was incessantly on the run, broke and alone and his trueloves all betrayed him. In the naked city there was an eternal thunderstorm and his teardrops mingled with the rain.' Wonderful!
Curtis Vander
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