Volume one of an odd boy is a memoire of an eccentric aficionado of Bach and Blues, poetry and painting. A portrait of the artist as a lad, set in the experimental cultural ferment of the late 1960s. It is a coming-of-age adventure, both surreal and innocent, humorous and poignant, depicting an era when the Arts set a generation's imagination on fire. The author's life is a rare roulette wheel of childhood wonder and tragic debacles; a debilitating stammer and a powerful singing voice; bad luck and fierce good fortune. At 16 he's travelled far in human experience from the midnight expedition he made to the crossroads at the age of 12.
|Publisher:||Aro Books worldwide|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Simply the best book I ever read. In this book I find the inspiration to be an artist, even though I work as an engineer. I highly recomend it.
At the tide-rising cliff hanging end of volume one, I can hardly say I am finished with this book, nor that it is finished with me. I can say that if you even wonder if you are an artist, and are not sure you know how exactly that defines you, you definitely want to read this inspiring song of realization about Poetry, Blues and an uncanny appreciation of the Art in everyday ordinary life.