Sunday, October 8, 2023

BW41: October Author of the month - Neil Peart


Happy Sunday!   Our October author of the month is Neil Peart.  Peart is best known as the drummer for the band Rush, but he was also a writer. 

He published several nonfiction books about his motorcycle explorations while healing from his wife and daughter's deaths, his physical and spiritual journeys through Africa, his musical inspirations, and travels off the beaten path travels while on tour.

The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa (1996), 

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road (2002), 

Traveling Music: The Soundtrack to My Life and Times (2004), 

Roadshow: Landscape With Drums, A Concert Tour by Motorcycle (2006).

Far and Away: A Prize Every Time (2011), 

Far and Near: On Days Like These (2014), 

Far and Wide: Bring that Horizon to Me! (2016)

 As a prolific reader, he also started Bubba's Book Club.  The book club ran from  2004 through 2011 in which he read, reviewed, and recommended books from Vikrim's Seth's An Equal Music to Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna. 

He also collaborated with Kevin J. Anderson to write a steampunk fantasy trilogy based on Rush's album Clockwork Angels. 

Peart died from brain cancel on January 09, 2020. 

Join me in exploring with Neil Peart. 

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