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November 27th, 2004

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Hi! Does someone know this book? Can you tell me if it's good or not.

Stockman, Steve - Walk on The Spiritual Journey of U2

(And can you recommend which are good U2 books?)

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Date:November 27th, 2004 01:49 am (UTC)
I highly recommend Walk On. It's a very good book. It's not perfect, and he gets a bit ranty at times, but I agree with most of his rants so it's all good. He tends to complain against American versions/stereotypes of what Christianity should be, which is all good with me.

Occasionally I think he focuses too much on this than on the actual spirituality that is in U2's music, but it's not a fatal flaw by any means. I wish there was a little more lyrical analysis.

I also highly recommend the chapter on U2 in Steve Turner's book imagine: a vision for christians in the arts.

U2: At the End of the World is the only other U2 book I have. It's great.
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Date:November 27th, 2004 03:35 am (UTC)
You absolutely have to get U2 At the End of the World by Bill Flannagan!! It's amazing. Some have referred to it as the Flannagan Bible.
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Date:November 27th, 2004 07:27 am (UTC)
I agree with the rest, get the U2 Bible (U2 At the End of the World)!! That book is so much better than Walk On, I think. It's funny. :) Walk On is more serious and too religious...
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Date:November 27th, 2004 08:31 am (UTC)
i have a great book called 'u2: the rolling stone files' which is a compendium of all pieces from the rolling stone magazine since the first one to the end of 1993. yes it's quite an old one - not sure you can find it, but i definetely recommend it anyway
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Date:November 27th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
"The Unforgettable Fire" by Eamon Dunphy

It's older, but it's amazing. I've read it more than once. i think you would have to order it simply because I can never find it in Barnes and Noble, Borders, or any other major book store.

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Date:November 27th, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
These are the books that I have and LOVE:

The Best of Propaganda
At The End Of The World (duh)
Walk On
The Hot Press Files
U2 Live
Into The Heart (a great read)
The U2 Reader (excellent)
Bono: his life, his music, his passion (something like that)
Peter and the Wolf (not really a U2 book but a nice collectible for the die-hard fan)
Killing Bono (im not done but so far it is a GREAT incite, many stories of the band in school. Also interesting aside from U2)
Stealing Hearts At A Traveling Show (this one may be hard to find, try ebay maybe, they sell it, or at least sold it, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, awesome book by Four5one, U2's design team)

Hope this helps!
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Date:November 27th, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC)
Walk On is a great book...if you read it with the right persception. Sometimes the writer gets a bit too worshipful of Bono...and maybe the book should be called "The Gospel According to Bono". I think there should have been a little more acknowledgement the Bono isn't perfect...but he does have some great ideas...and a good crasp on many spiritual concepts.
Date:November 27th, 2004 04:00 pm (UTC)
it rocks, it will give you the right insight into U2's psychee
Date:November 28th, 2004 12:26 am (UTC)
Ok, I emailed the shop about Walk On and At the end of the world. Let's see, if they have them. :)

Thanks everyone!
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Date:November 28th, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC)
I have loads of U2 books (most of which I've bought and never gotten round to reading, LOL) but the best one is definitely U2 At The End Of The World!

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