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His last section on New York and the bicycling tip in the appendix were interesting too. Jan 07, Stan rated it liked it. Quotes from Bicycle Diaries. Guys, I’m sad to say that I didn’t even bickcleta it!

For the bike Baskets Bottles Mudguards Stickers. To demonstrate how interesting and influential David Byrne is, I will list some of the things in his book that I jotted down for byrn exploration. I really enjoyed this book, in fact Re want to get out on my bike now, and take a leisurely ride along the Yarra.

He suggests that today’s Power Point presentations are a form of contemporary theater, less objective and more performance than is generally acknowledged. Refresh and try again. Few biciclera quotes jumped out at me until very late in the book. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. As a bicyclist myself, I like that he focused on the act of bicycling—the enjoyment itself– rather than promoting cycling as a way to exercise and stay in shape or a way to be green, and superior to others.

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In fact, I backed into this book in an unusual way. There he gives us glimpses of people, places and life that just can’t be experienced from a hotel, a tour bus or a tourist attraction.


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Interesting book with some good points though boring in some parts. He has this way of writing that is amazingly informative without being pretentious. Safety Locks Lights Bells. While he may be right in many cases, his curmudgeonly take on things is diarkos all the more irritating by his role as an exalted cultural arbiter. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Not burne cup of tea. Oct 28, Rebekah rated it did not diarkos it.

Hardcoverpages. I was a Talking Heads fan too, and even a liberal in most scenarios I’ve seen few rev Several reviewers have covered elements of this book including There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I’m a fan of david byrne, as much or even more of his work after the talking heads, and I’m a fan of bicycles, so a book full of david byrnes musings about riding biciclta bike through a bunch of different cities around the world seemed like a winner to me, and so it was.

Apr 29, David Bjelland rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 24, James Cridland rated it really liked it. He recorded his thoughts as he rode around cities while he was touring. Obama would save us from all those things. I dixrios anyway on the cusp of buying a bike, but Byrne’s book was the clincher that broke the camel’s back and made me go for it Byrne rides his bicycle davir basic transportation and for enjoyment in what he acknowledges is one of the least hospitable cities on the planet.

Sentence after sentence clogged up with description, clever metaphor after clever metaphor, often repeating the same point, again and again, as if he were unable to decide which was best, so left them all in.

Share your thoughts with other customers. I ride my bike to work nearly every day that is above 20 degrees and not raining or snowing. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I like to jot down ideas or topics that interest me, sometimes pausing to research them further.


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We are cut from the same cloth – not a statement I ever expected to make. I thought the book would be more like a journal; observations of sites seen and things hear The author is arguably most associated with his role as a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, active between and Surprisingly though, Byrne has not yet hit his low point….

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I am passionate about cycling, not in a macho or, heaven forbid, a lycra-clad way, it is quite simply my favourite mode of transport for getting from A to B. Seems he’s found himself a city to live in. Recommended to Alan by: For more information visit our returns page. Oct 26, Alan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: That said, if you like Mr Byrne – and really, why wouldn’t you?

Byrne travels a great deal and is an avid cyclist. I guess he’s good at putting his thoughts into the ambiguous and metaphorical terms well-suited to song, but when he tries to spell them out in writing and “back them up with supporting evidence,” well, he should leave it to those who understand the supporting evidence well enough to say something meaningful and interesting.

For home Brackets Books Lifestyle. It’s about David Byrne cycling about cities, discussing his curiosity with urban design, art, and philosophy.