Oh man. That end to the chapter. There's a lot of emotion in that last few sentences.
This passage. Keep me in the book Randy. Let's go for a ride!
You owe it to yourself to read a glorious retelling of a career by the legend himself. It has all the pace of a Sunday afternoon coffee with the man, and his tales are spoken so pleasantly, even when he had every right to be angry as hell. Because as he says: rainbows are a reminder that miracles are all around us. I couldn't be more happy to have read this, and I'm glad to not put it off any longer
This is by far one of the saddest endings I've come to in the books I've read. Sadder than Mockingjay. Even Of Mice and Men. Because it's been a glorious 375 page conversation with a living legend that had great highs (phrasing), and deep sullen lows, through all of which the man has made himself a wonderful career. Reading this recollection of woes and tribulations was by far one of the greatest reads I've ever had.
This is a stellar exploration of people from his generation. Coming from the generation after his, I kind of identify with it a bit, but there's some parts that I disagree with his assessment, but overall this is classic Spade. The Matt Foley voicemail on here is legendary and it killed me to hear that even though it's been 22 years since he passed.
A spectacular delve into the life of a child star, how she met her Doubtfire co-stars, and a lovely tale about how Robin Williams all are enough to get you hooked. But the candid way she tells how she got into acting, what she did immediately after Doubtfire, and her artist commune house are the real winners here. Her stellar and timid delivery of events is a good smooth listen. I definitely recommend the audio book over physical.
I haven't read this book since high school, but I can't recommend it enough. If you love the dystopia of "1984" or "The Hunger Games," you'll love this book about the banning of books! A society driven on telescreens, vapid conversations, and a fire department that sets books on fire.
One of my favorite books, I finally read this after watching the movie for about ten years. The only thing I disliked was how unprepared I was for how the Rob Fleming character was distanced from Rob Gordon. An exciting book from start to finish, twists, turns, and character issues throughout.
Pick, but with a caveat.
I love the podcast, I do. But this book just doesn't convey the feel of it as well, and I felt bored through the middle third of the book. I kept losing focus on it. The strongest parts are the ending, the trip to the library, and traveling to King City. The characters are not the strongest suit. But considering it's their first book I'll give them points for an attempt.