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Chronicles:Volume one

Book Review   by:dristi     Original Author: Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan- one of the greatest musical legends of all time needs no introduction to the music lovers arround the globe. Due to his legendary image, numerous number of his biographies are written by many writters. But this book "Chronicles : Volume one" is one of the three part memoir written by the legend himself.
Though many of his biographers have declared that Bob Dylan has skipped most of the highlights, he drifts and rambles through his tale in this book amplifying a series of major and minor epiphanies. Actually there are so many things in this biography that the lovers of Beatles or more precisely the fans of Bob dylan never had hint of it.
He opens his chronicles with his arrival at New York city in 1964. He emphasises much on the obstacles he faced for developing his artistic nature rather than his fame and sucess. Moreover he reminds the days when he used to go to the microfilm archaives of public library to the days when he is publishing average standard albums like :''Self Potrait'' and ''New Mornings'' by being tired of his own sucess. Dylan mentions clearly that he has no fascination for wealth and love.
This chronicles is basically a soulful look at himself. Inspite of being rambling and disconnected, it has a throughly engrossing look at his journey. Its tone is conversational and the style is full of insight and humor. With fanciful and rythemic exquisite expressions Dylan has created a unique piece of prose.
This biography is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan''s thoughts and influences. The Legend- the Music Diva- the Voice of the 60''s Generation can not be found in its pages. Its a story of a regular guy who just wanted to do his job and go home to his family without being hasseled. It shows that, at the end we all are similar- we all are very simple human beings. Indeed it would left a rock-solid imprint in the mind of its readers as they will reveal Bob Dylan as a true and sincere artist.
Published: January 08, 2008   
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