Thursday, December 01, 2005

Chronicles Volume One

Book Group tonight and we’re discussing Bob Dylan’s Chronicles Volume One.

Not many of us have got more than halfway, but the consensus seems to be positive. Interest levels clearly follow people’s previous level of relationship with Dylan, but there’s plenty of food for discussion.

Parts drag a little and seem little more than an exercise in mentioning names etc, other bits are pure poetry and have me reading tem again and again.

Of course Chronicles Volume 2 can be read here.

As the wine and beer flow (or J2Os for drivers like myself), the conversation moves on and into one of those excellent pub banter sessions. Tim as ever is instigator of quality talking points, with his characteristic frank questions like “what’s the cruellest thing you’ve ever done?".

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