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Old 01-08-2003, 09:29 AM   #1
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Canada, Alaska, Belize...and back. Good read, thanks Santa!

Recognize the name?
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Old 01-08-2003, 10:27 AM   #2
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Re: Neil Peart ~ Ghost Rider

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Canada, Alaska, Belize...and back. Good read, thanks Santa!

Recognize the name?
Yep. Drummer for the band "Rush". I'd like to read the book. Liked it, eh?
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Old 01-08-2003, 10:40 AM   #3
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Be sure and pick up February's Cycle World magazine...

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Old 01-08-2003, 10:46 AM   #4
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Be sure and pick up February's Cycle World magazine...

Got it. Haven't read it yet. Forgot I had it. :lol1
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Old 01-08-2003, 11:08 AM   #5
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Liked it, eh?
Yup, the boy can WRITE!
Paints a picture clearly and the timing was perfect as I am also going through life's "trials".

Heck of a read for $13
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Old 01-08-2003, 11:30 AM   #6
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I enjoy the book as well. I am half way though.. Damn thing keeps you wanting to read more as well as just go out and ride... Best saved for at night!
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Old 01-08-2003, 01:12 PM   #7
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I enjoyed it until it got to about 2/3s the way through. Got tedious about his grief and depression. Yes all important stuff. But it was great reading about that stuff on the *road*. Anyhow, I am trying to pick it back up as I have to return it to the owner soon.
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Old 01-11-2003, 07:59 PM   #8
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Eek What bike ?

A must read , hey Neil Peart rides a beemer ?
What model anybody ?
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Old 01-11-2003, 09:09 PM   #9
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A must read , hey Neil Peart rides a beemer ?
What model anybody ?

R1150GS, R1100GS, R1100RS

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Old 03-03-2003, 01:10 PM   #10
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As stated in his book, he also owns a K1200RS, but seems to enjoy the GS a lot more...
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Old 03-03-2003, 01:23 PM   #11
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I enjoyed it until it got to about 2/3s the way through. Got tedious about his grief and depression. .......
Thank you, thank you. At last someone else with the same take on the book I had.

1st 1/3, wow! great reading. Next 1/3 weak, last 1/3 painfully tedious. The problem is that for 2/3 of the book there is no growth in the character, he repeats the same feelings and even the same rides again and again and again and again and again......... Then in the epilogue, wow, instant transformation, great ending.

My recommendation. Read the first 1/3, go on a long ride come back and read the epilogue
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Old 04-18-2003, 08:25 PM   #12
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This book is an inspiring read that can definitely cause a few tears to fall. As a motorcyclist, drummer and longtime Rush fan, and someone who always admired Neil Peart, this book was right up my alley. I can understand comments on the book losing some of its momentum, but personally I loved every page.
It seems odd to me how his lyrics over so many years, which he includes in exerpts through the book, provide almost a premonition to where he would end up and how he would feel. Good stuff -couldn't put it down.

When I ride I often have my Mini-Disc player loaded with Rush tunes to keep me company - try it!
I even stole my 'success' quote from him!
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Old 04-18-2003, 09:15 PM   #13
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Thank you, thank you. At last someone else with the same take on the book I had.

1st 1/3, wow! great reading. Next 1/3 weak, last 1/3 painfully tedious.
Exactly!!! I had to force read the last 1/3. I'm not cold hearted but how much weeping can a guy read about? Plus the descriptions of flora and fauna become Steinbeck like, and he kept passing on points of interest I wish he would have researched.
Still, it's great he took the time to write it down.
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Old 04-19-2003, 10:29 AM   #14
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1st 1/3, wow! Next 1/3 weak, last 1/3 painfully tedious.
Hmm, sounds like most of the albums they made after Grace Under Pressure. :):

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