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Bicycle Diaries

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  • Posted September 16, 2010

    Not a cycling book

    This is not a cycling book, despite the name. It's just his observations on the places he's been. Coincidentally, he rides a little folding bike around, but that has nothing to do with what he writes. So don't expect an account of his many bike rides. If that's what you want, you'll be sorely disappointed. I was.

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2009

    Thought-provoking and entertaining.

    This book challenges our preconceptions and delves into the mechantions which create or destroy successful urban communitites. It also reflects on art as accepted and sold by the establishment and questions the foundation of ingrained assumptions and prejudice.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Very insightful

    I was given this book by my girlfriend because of my interests in the Talking Heads and cycling. However, after reading it, I can say that I would have enjoyed this book immensely even if I did not have those interests. Being in the diary format, it does delve quite a lot into Mr. Byrne's personal insights and feelings on many things; urban life, culture, music, and of course cycling. This last topic, despite the title of the book, is surprisingly less present than one would think. Despite this, I found The Bicycle Diaries to be a very intriguing and thought-provoking read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    Fine By Mr

    I enjoyed this very much. Byrnes unique voice & honesty in his perspective is always refreshing in this world of competing cleverness & cynisism.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

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    Entertaining stories and perspectives

    Byrne's unique perspective makes for interesrting and entertaining stories.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Helpful and Strength building

    Dr. Jerehmiah does a superb job of observing the many facets of human emotions, thus sharing his own personal trials from a spiritual perspective - which I found enlightening and helpful in my own personal walk with Christ Jesus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Obnoxious

    I thought this book was boring and pretentious and the author came across as if he was preaching to us.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

    Not Just Bicycling

    I bought this book because I wanted to read David Byrne's experiences cycling in different cities around the world. While I got a flavor for that, just as much of the book is spent on Byrne's personal political, social and moral beliefs. That's OK, but not what I expected from a book titled "Bicycle Diaries." Perhaps Byrne could have titled the book "It's Not About the Bike" ... oh wait....

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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