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Black Sabbath: Master of Reality (33 1/3 Series)

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John Darnielle describes Master of Reality in the voice of a fifteen-year-old boy being held in an adolescent psychiatric center in southern California in 1985. The narrator explains Black Sabbath like an emissary from an alien race describing his culture to his captors: passionately, patiently, and lovingly.

Synopsis:

<div><br/><div><br/><p class="MsoNormal"><span><o:p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Black Sabbath's <em>Master of Reality</em> has maintained remarkable historical status over several generations; it's  a touchstone for the directionless, and common coin for young men and women who've felt excluded from the  broader cultural economy. John Darnielle hears it through the ears of Roger Painter, a young adult locked in a southern California adolescent psychiatric center in 1985; deprived of his Walkman and hungry for comfort, he explains Black Sabbath as one might describe air to a fish, or love to an android, hoping to convince his captors to give him back his tapes.</span></o:p></span></p></div></div>>

Synopsis:

Black Sabbath's Master of Reality has maintained remarkable historical status over several generations; it's  a touchstone for the directionless, and common coin for young men and women who've felt excluded from the  broader cultural economy. John Darnielle hears it through the ears of Roger Painter, a young adult locked in a southern California adolescent psychiatric center in 1985; deprived of his Walkman and hungry for comfort, he explains Black Sabbath as one might describe air to a fish, or love to an android, hoping to convince his captors to give him back his tapes.

About the Author

John Darnielle is the singer and songwriter otherwise known as the Mountain Goats.

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Paradox, January 31, 2014 (view all comments by Paradox)
Wow, it's almost unfair to believe that I'm the first one to comment on this, because JD's book is a stroke of genius. It is moving because his character is human, and has flaws, and is angry and gets cheated and doesn't always learn from the things that he really should. JD's book makes me feel understood in a way that I didn't think was possible. It satisfied me to know that I am human, just like the character and story that is created in this novel, even though this is not a satisfying story, per se. This book is about music and how it helps us be who we are, and it's about how we are all small and broken beings that are still capable of doing wonderful things, and I like that. I connect to that. I feel that. This book is a quick read that I was moved by, and I suggest that you, whoever you are, read it, too. And also check out John's music, because it's also top notch. He is, truly, a master of reality, depending on if you believe in things as flimsy and useless as "reality."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780826428998
Author:
Darnielle, John
Publisher:
Continuum
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Heavy metal (music)
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Heavy metal (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Black Sabbath (Musical group)
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
33 1/3
Series Volume:
56
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
6.51 x 6.86 x 0.29 in

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<div><br/><div><br/><p class="MsoNormal"><span><o:p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Black Sabbath's <em>Master of Reality</em> has maintained remarkable historical status over several generations; it's  a touchstone for the directionless, and common coin for young men and women who've felt excluded from the  broader cultural economy. John Darnielle hears it through the ears of Roger Painter, a young adult locked in a southern California adolescent psychiatric center in 1985; deprived of his Walkman and hungry for comfort, he explains Black Sabbath as one might describe air to a fish, or love to an android, hoping to convince his captors to give him back his tapes.</span></o:p></span></p></div></div>>
"Synopsis" by , Black Sabbath's Master of Reality has maintained remarkable historical status over several generations; it's  a touchstone for the directionless, and common coin for young men and women who've felt excluded from the  broader cultural economy. John Darnielle hears it through the ears of Roger Painter, a young adult locked in a southern California adolescent psychiatric center in 1985; deprived of his Walkman and hungry for comfort, he explains Black Sabbath as one might describe air to a fish, or love to an android, hoping to convince his captors to give him back his tapes.
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