August 12, 2004

Gebrocen sweg

Having recently seen Sting perform at the ACC, I decided that the next book from my bed-side pile would be Sting’s Broken Music. A dear friend of mine went to meet Sting earlier this year and got an autographed copy of his book, which she very sweetly gave to me knowing what a Sting fan I was.

I was actually a little surprised at how well written the book was. Many first-time writers who are famous for some other persuit don’t come across so well. I found Sting’s book to be quite gripping, if somewhat disturbing at times. He’s certainly a very intelligent man. The book deals mainly with Sting’s life before he became famous, the realities of growing up in the north of England in the 50’s and 60’s and the building of his musical career in the 70’s. I suppose those who aren’t particularly Sting fans won’t be drawn to the book, but it’s actually quite interesting because of the world he writes about.

Reading this book (along with a number of other factors) has certainly made me want to have more music in my life. It’s something I’ve put aside for a number of years now, but I’m coming to realise that sometimes one has to make time for things.

Posted by Mark at August 12, 2004 03:48 PM