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February 23rd, 2006

(no subject) @ 07:52 pm

I'm currently feelin: curious curious

I found this book in my library the other day. Anybody heard of it? Is it worth the read? I'd have picked it up if I knew I'd have more time on my hands these days.
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Date:February 24th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
Only eight copies exist at Amazon, so you're lucky to find it in your library. Beyond that, I know little about it.
Date:February 24th, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)
I've never heard of it at all! Nice find!
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Date:February 27th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
I found this book completely by chance at a used record store a few years back. It is definitely worth the effort to get your hands on, although perhaps not what you'd expect.

The book focuses on U2 as an Irish band, and how modern Irish culture shaped the band and the lads themselves. The prose is very dense and convoluted, but if you can muddle through there is a lot of insight.

Also, because this book is pretty rare, you'll get lots of new anecdotes and quotes, particularly from Bono. By now, even if you're a casual U2 fan and haven't read "U2 At The End of the World," you know half of it because it gets quoted and the anecdotes retold so much. But this has lots of quotes and stories from Bono that you've probably never heard before, especially about Lypton Village, growing up in Ireland, and U2's place in Irish culture and rock music.

Hope this helps.

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