The Man Next Door
eBook (ePub), 117 Pages
In those days, it was easy to join the revolution. You could sign up on any street corner where you could also find like-minded children with similar weird hair and clothes. I had been in the streets a lot that year, marching for this and shouting slogans against that. The future would sort itself out, as simple as breathing. In 1966, when I was fifteen years old, I saw Leonard Cohen sing The Stranger Song on Canadian television. Not long afterwards, I took the subway downtown and bought a book of his poetry. Magic was afoot.
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Apr 7, 2016Readers comments: << it is a most unique book , from a most unique perspective , and shines a light in the dark - there is nothing like it. I found it all compelling, never bored, no urge to skip, held by the words on every page. Things I have wondered about LC, from the things dropped in his songs, things he has said fell into place .>> -- JIM FRIESON, Japan .........."Well done. And timely. "Manufacturing the Dead Head" over at Gnostic Media and Dave McGowan's work and now your work are all meshing like a perfectly synchronized Rolex Submariner wrist watch. --- Agent Rooster Cogburn ........... "Fascinating insight from that period from Ann Diamond, as usual." --- Kitty Hundal ........“Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers." --- Anonymous ....... "The ending will shock you." -- Ellen Atkin
Apr 19, 2015This is a memoir, written somewhat like a journal about life with and around the singer Leonard Cohen. It has a unique, orignal perspective, sometimes on the periphery and sometimes up close and personal... I love the mans music so the book intrigued me with its unusal view into his life. I admire her for putting into words what she lived and saw....Diamond isn't claiming to be a literary genius, she's simply giving us her thoughts, feelings, and telling it like it was. WHICH i truly appreciated. Kudos to Ann Diamond!
Jan 19, 2015It has one star because there isn't an option to give it zero stars. A good writer knows they are in trouble if their story is overpopulated with the word "I". "I" and "I'd" appear at least three or four times in every paragraph. Her description of her thoughts and impressions are bone dry, like reading someones journal, fascinating only to them and maybe a friend or two. Her observations veer off in all directions. Clearly the book did not have a disciplined editor, if any. Ms. Diamond has a theory that Leonard Cohen has been co-opted by brain washing government operatives and that he has engaged in dark and nefarious activities throughout his career and like any good paranoid, all observations point to this reality. But the book is based on her memories which in other venues has been questioned and debunked. It might make an interesting and amusing science fiction premise but even then, not engaging enough to pull in any sci fi fans. This book simply... More > has the creepy tone of an obsessive fan who has found a way to link her name to her obsession.< Less
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