Horses Neck

Horses Neck EPUB Horses Neck Pete Townshend Federicoscridel.eu Townshend Explores Life S Razor Edged Pathways In This Bold, Impressionistic Work Of Autobiographical Fiction, With Intriguing Experimental Writing Packed With Vivid Imagery Library Journal That Strikingly Mirrors The Musical Compositions Tommy And Quadrophenia As He Recalls His Childhood, The Decadent Indulgences Of Success, And A New Discovery Of Life Itself, Townshend Re Creates In Fiction A Powerful Personal Odyssey From The Inside Out.

  • 3.2
  • 390
  • English
  • 24 January 2017
  • Paperback
  • 134 pages
  • 0395905591
  • Horses Neck
  • Pete Townshend

10 thoughts on “Horses Neck

  1. Printable Tire says:

    Holy Mackerel I ve had this book lying around for a while I m pretty sure it was a discard from my high school library, which means it could have hypothetically been haunting my persona for some 15 odd years Pete Townshend s actually not a bad writer when his stories are good, they have a Denis Johnson bleakness like quality, with a spare and morose and empty style And I also liked how meta post modern all his autobiographical writing can be, in scenarios where Pete is a character and the Holy Mackerel I ve had this book lying around for a while I m pretty sure it was a discard from my high school library, which means it could have hypothetically been haunting my persona for some 15 odd years Pete Townshend s actually not a bad writer when his stories are good, they have a Denis Johnson bleakness like quality, with a spare and morose and empty style And I also liked how meta post modern all his autobiographical writing can be, in scenarios where Pete is a character and the narrator is Pete s friend or a reporter Because they are in the guise of fiction, the stories have a certain honestly and art that is lacking from the usual mush rock autobiography In spurts I answer fan mail and business letters, play snooker, strum my ...

  2. Phil Syphe says:

    Having wanted to read this short book for about 25 years I finally tracked down a copy and am impressed with the results.Even though Pete Townshend is my favourite song writer I wasn t sure I d take to him stepping out of his usual line of work to write fiction That said, he injects some of his own experiences into these short stories, which isn t moving too far away from the creative genius that drove my favourite rock band The Who to success.In fact, certain lyrics from Who Townshend so Having wanted to read this short book for about 25 years I finally tracked down a copy and am impressed with the results.Even though Pete Townshend is my favourite song writer I wasn t sure I d take to him stepping out of his usual line of work to write fiction That said, he injects some of his own experiences into these short stories, which isn t moving too far away from the creative genius that drove my favourite rock band The Who to success.In fact, certain lyrics from Who Townshend s...

  3. Slaa!!! says:

    I think I have been somewhat traumatized by this book But it would go against my religion to give Pete anything less than a perfect score.

  4. Cheryl says:

    A dive into darkness A book to absorb but not too deeply The 4 stars are for those who are fans If notskip it.

  5. Keith Evans says:

    Stick to the day job, Peter

  6. Hilary says:

    There are certain books that are forever a comfort to us certain books whose beauty touches us, and demands a reread or two if not just to capture the feeling of the first read, than perhaps to discover a deeper truth within it To me, Horse s Neck is that book Horse s Neck is, as Townshend states in the forward, a search for beauty In truth, it isa search for a kiss Throughout the stories within it, one sees the different forms that beauty and love can take not all of them beautif There are certain books that are forever a comfort to us certain books whose beauty touches us, and demands a reread or two if not just to capture the feeling of the first read, than perhaps to discover a deeper truth within it To me, Horse s Neck is that book Horse s Neck is, as Townshend states in the forward, a search for beauty In truth, it isa search for a kiss Throughout the stories within it, one sees the different forms that beauty and love can take not all of them beautiful by any stretch of the imagination, but all strangely valid if sometimes disturbing The book is a spiritual quest, a study of questions, and a surprisingly insecure search for validation Every story is tinged with Townshend s gift for songwriting, for character and atmosphere This book is not for everyone It is disturbin...

  7. Rachel says:

    SO I bought this at this music store called Strange Maine in Portland, because it was like fifty cents and I had to eat lunch by myself and wanted something short to read Plus I was curious about what Pete Townshend of The Who had to say for himself Turns out what he has to say is WEIRD AS HELL and not really in a good way He is obsessed with his mother, and horses And having sex with horses that remind him of his mom This is just what I remember, since I ve mostly tried to avoid thinking a SO I bought this at this music store called Strange Maine in Portland, because it was like fifty cents and I had to eat lunch by myself and wanted something short to read Plus I was curious about what Pete Townshend of The Who had to say for himself Turns out what he has to say is WEIRD...

  8. Carol says:

    Much as I love PT and his music and lyrics, I have to say that this book probably would not have been published unless his name was attached to it I had the impression that he has a talent with words, but that he needed some editting that he is self taught and could have really benefitted from the kind of critiques that college students routinely receive when their literary reach exceeds their grasp While he is daring and self ...

  9. Andy says:

    I became interested in this book after reading Pete Townshend s biograpy, Who I Am Townshend wrote the short stories featured in Horse s Neck between 1979 1984, a transitional time in his life when he was living apart from his family while struggling with substance abuse Clearly autobiographical, these stories are very well written and reflect, not surprisingly, a tortured soul If you admire Townshend s songwriting and are interested in seeing another side of his work, I would highly recomm I became interested in this book after reading Pete Townshend s biograpy, Who I Am Townshend wrote the short stories featured in Horse s Neck between 1979 1984, a transitional time in his life when he was living apart from his family while struggling with substance abuse Clearly autobiographical, these stories are very well written and reflect, not surprisingly, a tortured soul If you admire Townshend s songwriting and ...

  10. Ashley says:

    I am a major fan of The Who, and of Pete Townshend s masterful lyrics My Dad had this book, and informed me that Mr Townshend is actually a very talented writer as well I picked up this book through his suggestion, and I was not disappointed Townshend is a masterful writer his descriptions of dreams, short stories, tied in with life events were both colorful and poetic This book is very unique, which is one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much This book is one of my favorites, I highly rec I am a major fan of The Who, and of Pete Townshend s masterful lyrics My Dad had this book, and informed me that Mr Townshend is actually a very talented writer as well I picked up this book through his suggestion, and I was not disappointed Towns...

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