|Plot Summary of Traveling Music|
|"Neil Peart's third book is part travelogue, part memoir, and part commentary. As the title implies, the author (drummer and lyricist for the group Rush) employs his love and study of music to chart his life, citing influences from the early days of rock and roll to bands like Linkin Park, and recount how the music shaped it and his eventual career as a successful musician.
The book flips back and forth between the present time (where Ghost Rider left off, with a new marriage and Rush's reemergence in the music scene with an album and tour) and various points in Peart's life. He talks about his youth in Canada, learning to play his first set of drums, early involvement as a professional musician (pre-Rush), and recent events that coaxed this very private person back into the spotlight. With each anecdote comes the influence of music in his life, whether it is his own or another artist's."
Kathryn Lively, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Traveling Music|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Commentary on society?
- justice system
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 26-50% of book
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