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( Read E-pub ) Ä Scowl: The Bonaparte Interviews ⛓ This Book Offers A Lifetime Of Interviews With The Pop Music Phenom Known To The World As Scowl They Were Conducted By Longtime Confidante And Journalist, Ralph Bonaparte The Interviews Begin In , Right After One Of Scowl S Early Rock N Roll Concerts In Los Angeles, And They End In , Just Prior To One Of His Sold Out Retrospective Shows In Las Vegas These Vibrant And Compelling Interviews Cover Scowl S Entire Remarkable Life From His Exuberant Years As A Young Man To His Thoughtful Years As An Adult They Reveal The Heart And Soul Of A Talented, Beloved, And Flawed American Entertainer Who, Like The Rest Of Us, Learned As He Lived The basis for the story is a young reporter Ralph Bonaparte gets selected by a young rising star musician Scowl to do exclusive interviews with him These interviews cover over 5 decades from 1957 to 2001 The interviews turn into a deep look inside Scowl including his success, troubles, insight and a deep look at things we all face in our lives Things we wish we would have done, things we wish we did not do This story has a depth to it that Mark Lages produces so well The book makes you The basis for the story is a young reporter Ralph Bonaparte gets selected by a young rising star musician Scowl to do exclusive interviews with him These interviews cover over 5 decades from 1957 to 2001 The interviews turn into a deep look inside Scowl including his success, troubles, insight and a deep look at things we all face in our lives Things we wish we would have done, things we wish we did not do This story has a depth to it that Mark Lages produces so well The book makes you think and reflect on your own life and experiences I found myself pausing often to take in what Scowl had learned from his life experiences and apply them to my own life This book is not just a fluffy read but a deep and motivating read I enjoyed it from start to finish and highly recommend it Scowl is the second book I have read by Mark Lages, and while this one differs greatly from Little Blue Whistle in terms of the plot, the inspiring and meaningful themes are still carried over just as well Following a famous rock musician through his life in the height of rock n roll, readers come to know Scowl as the person behind the music and glamour, a man whose career and life have not been perfect, but a man who has experienced love, talent, tragedy and faith enough to be both a realisti Scowl is the second book I have read by Mark Lages, and while this one differs greatly from Little Blue Whistle in terms of the plot, the inspiring and meaningful themes are still carried over just as well Following a famous rock musician through his life in the height of rock n roll, readers come to know Scowl as the person behind the music and glamour, a man whose career and life have not been perfect, but a man who has experienced love, talent, tragedy and faith enough to be both a realistic character and a relatable one, too.Thankfully lacking in the vulgarity of other fictional music memoirs I ve read in the past such as Hard Core Logo, Scowl also is the kind of universal book which any reader can identify with, something which is hard to find in books these days I loved all the detail in the prose, the character flaws which make Scowl all thehuman, the general atmosphere and most of all the way the book feels like a journey, not just a story It was a wonderful book and I really enjoyed it I really didn t know what to expect when I started reading this, but apart from me starting out slightly bemused and enjoying a trip down history s lane, I was simply tempted to start supplying my own knowledge of David Bowie and the Beatles and Elvis and the Beach Boys and maybe a little Pink Floyd and ride the nostalgic music wave.This is written as a series of interviews revolving a fictitious musician breaking the scene in 1957 and giving us fantastic glimpses of his life until 2001, but apa I really didn t know what to expect when I started reading this, but apart from me starting out slightly bemused and enjoying a trip down history s lane, I was simply tempted to start supplying my own knowledge of David Bowie and the Beatles and Elvis and the Beach Boys and maybe a little Pink Floyd and ride the nostalgic music wave.This is written as a series of interviews revolving a fictitious musician breaking the scene in 1957 and giving us fantastic glimpses of his life until 2001, but apart from that, it s not just about the music It s about Art It s about Life And not to make too fine a point about it, it s about doing the best you can and doing the best you can with it It s about making mistakes, owning up to them, being honest, and being good The Fame is a side issue.Here s the skinny I m kinda surprised how much this book hit me He kinda started out like an Elvis clone and the character didn t really appeal to me all that much, but the writing was clear and quick and I had no issues I then started getting the whole Forrest Gump vibe as history started happening and Scowl came alive Making stupid decisions that nevertheless didn t hurt him any, career wise.By the time I was half way through the novel, I discovered something pretty cool The novel is optimistic.Hopeful Courageous Decent Even wholesome Scowl did some really crappy things but this is, at its heart, a lot of different things A redemption novel, sure, but it s an art lover s novel, a family novel, and a novel about basic human decency How often do any of us read things like this I mean, really Doesn t all the sick stuff sell But if I m going to be perfectly honest, I really like the direction this novel took It s like a Norman Rockwell painting that recognizes all the ugliness out there and then DECIDES to sit the crap out to then do its own thing.Am I surprised that I actually teared up a little Yeah, I guess I am I m used to some really crazy shit This shouldn t GET to me But it did A marvelous read of lives we learn to care for and events we relate to Events that lead the main character to profound insights through life, love and tragedy.