All I kept thinking is this book ISN'T about Bob Dylan but about Greil Marcus' appreciation of Bob Dylan.
I happen to believe that Bob Dylan is the most important American artistic voice of the last half century at least.
In this instance, while not utterly dismissive, I'm in agreement with most of the negativity posted here.
Pompous, overdone, obtuse, containing barely intelligible ideas and meanings. The information and anecdotes are the only things that make it worth the time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William S. Pepper IV
If you're a Dylan fan this is a fast facinating read. Like a Rolling Stone, is a bone chilling monumental song that changed pop music forever. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Moldymind
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 19 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 Diefenbaker the dog
....But I think some people should not be allowed to be published.
Or have some books in print for that matter.
Especially this one. Read more
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.