"Sting's gift for prose and reverence for language, nearly the equal of his musical gifts, shine on every page. Even when Broken Music addresses the quixotic life of an aspiring rock & roller, it reads like literature from a more rarified time when adults didn't condescend to the vulgarities of pop culture." --"Rolling Stone ""You can't fault his scrupulous candor....A natural storyteller." --"London Sunday Times ""Sting mixes tenderness, sadness and humor in his narration, indulging readers with the same style of descriptive, pensive words that characterize his songs....Even readers unfamiliar with Sting's music will find the book compelling." --Associated Press "A beautifully styled, elegantly crafted and intelligent portrayal of Sting's own life...[it] ranks on the highest shelf of literary debuts." --"Toronto Globe and Mail ""A first-rate memoir...Engrossing...With writing that is both witty and refreshingly self-deprecating, this book has pleasures that exteFrom the Publisher:
'I pore over Beatles albums with the same obsessive and forensic scrutiny that I'd applied to Rodgers and Hammerstein, only now I have a guitar. I have an instrument that can reproduce the practical magic of the chord structures and the network of riffs that their songs are built on. And what songs, one after the other, album after album. I learn to play them all, confident that if I persevere, what I can't play immediately will yield its secret eventually. I will reapply the needle of the record player again and again to the bars of music that seem beyond my analysis, like a safecracker picking a lock, until the prize is mine. No school subject ever occupies as much of my time or energy. I'm not claiming that any kind of prescience about the future was at work here, but there was something in the driven and compulsive nature of this obsession that was unusual, something in the unconscious saying, "This is how you escape." "This is how you escape."
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Descripción Pocket Books 2004-09-06, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 0743450817. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0743450817ZN
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Descripción Pocket Books, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0743450817
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