Crazy HeartDe (autor) Thomas Cobb
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At the age of fifty-seven, Bad Blake is on his last legs. His weight, his ticker, his liver, even his pick-up truck are all giving him trouble. A renowned songwriter and "picker" who hasn't recorded in five years, Bad now travels the countryside on gigs that take him mostly to motels and bowling alleys. Enter Ms. Right. Can Bad stop living the life of a country-western song and tie a rope around his crazy heart?
Dimensiuni: 135 x 204 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.20 kg
Editura: Harper Perennial
"Crazy Heart just might be the finest country-western novel ever written, bar none."
"You can almost hear the whining twang of a pedal steel guitar and the droning of a mournful singer while reading Crazy Heart."
"Thomas Cobb has written a bitter, witty psychological profile of an aging genius that is also a wonderful celebration of country music. Bad Blake lives at the poor end of the rainbow, but you'll never forget him. Crazy Heart is a splendid achievement."
"In producing as nearly a masterpiece as the subject has yet attracted, Cobb seems to have triumphed..Cobb has created an unforgettable character who engages not only your interest but your emotion.and who proceeds to take you on a roller-coaster ride through his tawdrily tumultuous life."
"[Cobb's] picture of the scraggly underside of Western music is brutally convincing."
"Blake's dedication to, and integrity towards, his country music is more than matched by Cobb's moving, respectful evocation of the world of country music, and the life and times of Bad Blake."
"Thomas Cobb has produced a piercing, keenly observed chronicle of modern Americana, getting across the current mores and attitudes as experience by C&W musician Blake."
"A measure of Thomas Cobb's talent is that he can make Bad Blake's story amusing even as we watch him fall. Bad is entirely sympathetic, and this crazy heart is vivid; the milieu is as resonant as a steel guitar, and the plot moves along without skipping a beat."
"Crazy Heart is a beautiful book..The characters are cut cleanly out of America..Bad Blake is a man you will not soon forget."
"This is a heartfelt book: the descriptions of writing songs and playing them, of finding love and ruining it, of sweet, painful memories. There's nothing startling in the plot or the characters, but they are alive."
- Audies Finalist, 2011