Bruce Springsteen by the book

by Rachel Baker on October 31, 2014

Here is a good bookish interview from the NYTimes with Bruce Springsteen. Its pretty interesting to find out that he didn’t read The Grapes of Wrath until after he’d written “Ghost of Tom Joad”; and the books that made him angry and made him cry…well, they are exactly what any fan of Springsteen would expect.

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The musician and author of the new picture book “Outlaw Pete” likes reading about cosmology: “I find men and women struggling to answer the deepest questions we can ask freeing.”

What books are currently on your night stand?

I just finished “Moby-Dick,” which scared me off for a long time due to the hype of its difficulty. I found it to be a beautiful boy’s adventure story and not that difficult to read. Warning: You will learn more about whales than you have ever wished to know. On the other hand, I never wanted it to end. Also, “Love in the Time of Cholera,” by Gabriel García Márquez. It simply touched on so many aspects of human love.

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