It's all about Dylan and it's all about one of the greatest rock songs ever (per RS), Like A Rolling Stone. Every Dylan lover and every song lover will love this book.Published 16 months ago by Robert D. Dominiec
This book is more about Greil Marcus than it is about Bob Dylan. Marcus is always pretentious, long-winded and under foot in his writing, and he is at his absolute worst here. Read morePublished on May 27, 2012 by R. Daniels
Personally, I think Marcus is trying to make up for his insulting review of Dylan's (admittedly somewhat unimpressive) "Self Portrait" album with this book. Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by John Mundie
Well this book was not quite what I expected. I thought it was going to be a biography of Dylan but instead it was a somewhat pretentious narrative of how "Like a Rolling Stone"... Read morePublished on April 23, 2011 by fhuband
I tried hard; very hard but unfortunately I couldn't finish this book.
The author is boring and pretentious.
Now I am one of Mr Marcus's fans, his obstruse and poetic whimsy often stimulating further thought. In this instance, while not utterly dismissive, I'm in agreement with most of... Read morePublished on December 4, 2009 by Rodney J. Moss
Greil Marcus has made his name as rock critic by insisting that the tide of History is directly mirrored by the pop music of the period. Read morePublished on September 25, 2009 by Ted Burke
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. This was the book that cured me of my belief that you have to finish reading any book you start. Read morePublished on July 30, 2009 by Anne Folan