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Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund

We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
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Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
Juliet, Naked

LukinTimer, January 1, 2011

Music. It makes my world go around... I think that's why I've always related so well to Nick Hornby's music infused work. In Juliet, Naked he introduces us to the insular world of extreme super fans, people who spend all of their free time obsessing over a retired rock star, building a world around him which may, or may not have anything to do with reality. They just focus on him, so they don't have to consider their own lives. I love the female protagonist, Hornby's quirky perspective and wit... and the fact that I picked it up and couldn't put it down. Reminded me of college when I would just read for days on end. But mostly this made me laugh because I know some of these people, and have, for very limited periods of time (thankfully!), been one myself. I so get this book.
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