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Far and Away: A Prize Every Time

Far and Away A Prize Every Time Presents a serialized autobiography describing the author s life including his career in the band Rush and his motorcycling adventures throughout North America and Europe

Presents a serialized autobiography describing the author s life, including his career in the band Rush and his motorcycling adventures throughout North America and Europe.

  • ä Far and Away: A Prize Every Time ☆ Neil Peart
    309 Neil Peart

About Author

  1. Neil Peart says:
    Neil Peart pronounced p rt OC, born Neil Ellwood Peart is a Canadian musician and author He is best known as the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush.Peart grew up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada now part of St Catharines working the occasional odd job However, his true ambition was to become a professional musician During adolescence, he floated from regional band to regional band and dropped out of high school to pursue a career as a full time drummer After a discouraging stint in England to concentrate on his music, Peart returned home, where he joined local Toronto band Rush in the summer of 1974.Early in his career, Peart s performance style was deeply rooted in hard rock He drew most of his inspiration from drummers such as Keith Moon and John Bonham, players who were at the forefront of the British hard rock scene As time progressed, however, he began to emulate the jazz and big band musicians Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich Peart is also a pupil of jazz instructor Freddie Gruber Peart has received many awards for his musical performances and is known for his technical proficiency and stamina.In addition to being a musician, Peart is also a prolific writer, having published several memoirs about his travels Peart is also Rush s primary lyricist In writing lyrics for Rush, Peart addressed universal themes and diverse subject matter including science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy, as well as secular, humanitarian and libertarian themes In contrast, his books have been focused on his personal experiences.

Comment 133 on “Far and Away: A Prize Every Time

  1. Sean Gibson says:
    Reviewed for Kirkus kirkusreviews book re

  2. james says:
    only a FEW of my favorite Neil isms of course it s just my opinion, but to me, my life is not dedicated to the place, but to the journey, and to the hour of arriving Telescope Peak was an important place in Ghost Rider and in my life, really in october 1999, when i had been rambling aimlessly around the west for the better part of a year, trying to find some way to face the world again, i hiked to that 11,049 foot summit the next day, i rode on to los angeles, where i met Carrie, and my whole li [...]

  3. John Devlin says:
    Earnest Mr Peart is earnest Whether he s traveloguing his journeys through America north or south he s earnest If he s detailing his care and scrutiny of a hummingbird s nest he s earnest If he s discussing drumming he s earnest If he s writing about his love of motorcycling and the lessons its imparted to him he s earnest.This is not a criticism Peart s gift is that he never comes off as naive, and his brief forays into history Japan and the Atom Bomb, and his reluctance to anthropomorphize nat [...]

  4. Gil says:
    I gave this book to my father on Father s Day 2012 The backstory to this is that I quit High School to join a rock band and toured in various bands out of Ottawa and Toronto for 4 years in the 1970 s My father never understood and it was a source of great tension between us.He passed away in June 2013, and as I was going through his things, I found the copy of Far and Away I had given to him the year before He had written an inscription in the front of the book that told of how thanks to Neil s [...]

  5. Brian says:
    Wonderful These are the collected writings Neil has produced while touring and traveling the globe and have appeared on his website The book feels nice to have in hand I especially enjoy being able to open the book anywhere and fall into an adventure Lots of photos to emphasize each travel tale.

  6. Michael Steeves says:
    Not bad, but a bit repetitive.Another book out together while on your with Rush.The writing is improving, and getting better, but the subject material is well trodden, consisting of the same sorts of stories and anecdotes as in his past couple of books.I d love it if eventually we d get a book with stories from the many cycling trips he s taken.

  7. Jim McKillop says:
    I raced through this book As a fan, I really enjoyed the aspects of the book that relate to the tour But the descriptive and personal nature of his writing is very engaging.If you liked Ghost Rider, you may find this one a little less personal concentrating on the travelling and less on his personal life Still wholeheartedly recommended.

  8. Andrew says:
    Okay, most everyone knows the author as the drummer of the progressive rock band Rush, recently inducted into the RR Hall of Fame If you re not a fan of their music you will still like this book Peart travels by motorcycle between gigs and takes no major highways to get to the destination , and then he writes about it His love of nature and the outdoors is evident,, he is the HD Thoreau of rock music Although he is dead serious behind the kit at shows, in this book he shows a lot of his unique s [...]

  9. Bill Mikesell says:
    Everyone has sayings the lines that they follow up with that s what I always say My dad is partial to life s not fair, it s appropriate and don t play the ifs I ve always been a fan of I could never judge which, incidentally, legit got me out of jury duty.My mom, however, has a number of them you aren t bored, you re boring spend time now to save time later quit flipping off your little brother etc One of them perfectly encapsulates the story of this book which, tbh, doesn t really have an overa [...]

  10. Shannon says:
    Far and Away is my favorite of Peart s books The open letter format gives him terrific agility between subjects, form, tone, and perspective There is a careful informality to each piece, as if he is chatting with the reader over a late night drink, sitting on a terrace overlooking the lights of Southern California There is intimacy, too, the intimacy of strangers The emotional timbre of each piece has increased, as opposed to some of his earlier work even Ghost Rider where the subjects where ob [...]

  11. adri patamoma says:
    minhas avalia es dos livros do neil s o sempre suspeitas adooooro rush, e leio as hist rias todas com todo o vi s do mundo dito isto, vamos l bottom line, este livro n o t o legal quanto o ghost rider ainda meu favorito do peart , mas bom ele formado de uma colet nea dos textos que o neil publicou em seu blog entre 2007 e 2010, e feito de hist rias acompanhadas de muitas fotos, contando principalmente das viagens motocicl sticas do letrista e baterista do rush, em meio a alguns coment rios e mui [...]

  12. Ron says:
    3.5 stars At first, I was disappointed to find out that this was just a collections of Neil Peart s blogs, many of which I ve already read Of course, its my fault for being surprised about this, by just blindly buying the book without doing any real research, simply because it is the latest of Neil s writings But after reading it for awhile, I started to realize that I didn t care and that I was enjoying his usual combination of travelogue, social commentary, personal stories, and memoirs In the [...]

  13. Rob Thomas says:
    I really enjoyed this book.I will not put a spoiler here for those who haven t read it.For those like me who would like to know Neil Peart, but yet are aware they will likely never have the opportunity to meet him in person and talk to him, this book is for you.I have always respected Neil s musical and lyrical talent, but having read all of his books, I respect him as much as a person as I do the musical performer.Neil has revealed of his vast observations with part of his heart and soul in th [...]

  14. Matt says:
    Far and Away, much unlike the earlier work Ghost Rider, is a collage piece of many stories from the life of Neil Peart, drummer for the canadian rock band Rush As such, FaA represents an entirely different experience While I thrilled to read about Pearts often entertaining, sometimes enlightening anecdotes, it must be said that some chapters fell shorter than others With that said, there s a little bit of everything here, from snowshoeing to bird watching to hiking to parenting to motorcycling t [...]

  15. Judith Gaines says:
    Far and Away A Prize Every Time is part travelogue, part personal memoir and part motorcycle adventure, with philosophical insights to pull it all together.This will be a hit with Rush fans, but also for anyone who has traveled a long road filled with obstacles, fear, exhilaration and satisfaction I recommend this book to anyone who loves travel, motorcycles and thought provoking observation I find that I read and re read some passages because there are layers to the message that I don t want to [...]

  16. Alexis Vélez says:
    Soy fan de Rush y estaba ansioso por leer alguno de los libros de su baterista Neil Peart para muchos incluy ndome , de los mejores y m s disciplinados bateristas del mundo Pues as como toca su instrumento, escribe Neil te lleva en su motora por todos esos caminos alrededor del mundo, describiendo con lujo de detalles los parajes y costumbres del lugar En este libro en particular describe su experiencia con las carreteras de Puerto Rico durante su visita en el 2007 para su concierto del Snakes a [...]

  17. Carol says:
    Peart again delivers a fine and thought provoking work about his various travels and projects over the last few years Each chapter is it s own story, and reads as part memoir, part travelogue, and part navel gazing though since I am prone to navel gazing myself, this last bothers me a lot less than it would some It seems to me that serious contemplation of your motives, world view, and prejudices takes some courage, and to commit those thoughts to a book for other people to examine takes that mu [...]

  18. Don Murphy says:
    Neil Peart discovered he had a website Well, a guy by the name of Gred Russell with the neilpeart website was willing to upkeep and design his site and Neil started blogging His many blogs have become the inspiration of this book Peart took article up on article and revised them and added some new material for this book Being a well read and introspective person, Peart s writings do take many meandering turns, and often he will wink and nod at his literary style But, he delves into his past, bot [...]

  19. Sebastian Bach says:
    I love reading Neil s books To me Neil puts words together like he puts together a drum solo Incredible attention to detail He makes the impossible look easy Most of his books are travelogues, and this one is no different Neil drops names of cities locations like TMZ drops names of celebrities You really feel like you are on the journey with Mike, Doofus, Dingus Maybe this book could have been edited somewhat, but like his drumming, it s all good to me The stories, anecdotes life lessons from t [...]

  20. Rob Boots says:
    I originally read many of these stories on mr Peart s website I have to say that these stories really provided a greater emotional connection within the binding of a book rather than on a computer screen Peart s story, The ballad of Larry and Suzie was particularly touching, as he uses the story of a hummingbird nest in his backyard as a metaphor for expressing his anxiety of becoming a new father This is a book for all of those fascinated by the human experience and everything that it can offer [...]

  21. Mike says:
    Sometimes being good means behaving better than we feel NP Love and Respect, love and respect I have been carrying those words around for two years, daring to consider that perhaps they convey the real meaning of life Beyond basic survival skills, everybody wants to be loved and respected And neither is any good without the other NP Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle Philo of Alexandria

  22. Todd says:
    Having read 3 of Peart s previous books I was excited to see a new one It wasn t till I was reading it that I realized it is a collection on blogs he had on his website Since I was unaware of the website, I was still happy to have this collection, and the photography that came along with the words An excellent collection that I enjoyed Not as much as his previous books, but still a great read.

  23. Page Wench says:
    This book didn t draw me in like his others I dipped in here and there over several months and found I took longer and longer between reading times I think it would be interesting to motorcycle riders, which is probably the actual target market Of course, he s still the Best Drummer Ever

  24. Missi says:
    I loved everything about this book The writing, the insights, the photographyI spent so long reading it because I really wanted to make this book of essays last I highly recommend any of Mr Peart s books, especially if you are a fan of travel writing or of Rush Can t wait for another book

  25. John says:
    Even though this is a collection of blog entries, I think it s still nice to have them all together here, in book form Mr Peart takes us on yet another journey, sometimes on the road, sometimes at his home, but always in a fascinating and casual way that keeps them interesting If you re not a fan of travelogues, or of Rush, you ll likely find yourself bored.

  26. Mark says:
    Peart deftly brings the reader right along for each one of his adventures and observations The experience is less like reading a book and akin to sitting across from a dear friend on a warm summer night and listening to them recount the fascinating day they just had.

  27. Patrick says:
    I m a fan of Neil Peart s writing, so while some passages drug on in repetition and the book was sporadic and certainly didn t pull together thematically like his other books, I still enjoyed it immensely.

  28. Roland says:
    I always appreciate NP sharing his travels and thoughts As an NP and Rush fan I loved it and can t really give an unbiased view Another intriguing glimpse into the world of one Rock music s great exponents, what did you do at the office and on your days off

  29. Liza says:
    Peart did it again If you want a quick get away, but unable to leave your abode This is the book for you I know I am biased, but I really enjoy Pearts writing style The vivid descriptions of the scenery or situation are spot on.

  30. Bob says:
    like abandoned than finished I don t know why I read Peart s books, they re travel logs than anything and that just tends to bore me.

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