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Interesting book with some good points though boring in some parts. This collection of essays looks at several cities within and outside the US and how their patterns of davir, traffic, and industry including tourism affect the people who live and work there.
I liked the “faster than a walk, slower than a train, often slightly higher than a person” passage from the introduction, but lost interest shortly thereafter. America is a car-nation, that is for sure and David Byrne is a brave adventurer to venture into the heart of some of these places.
Byrne does this too, but biclcleta not in America. Byrns it may seem a diaeios silly Byrne’s choice was made out of convenience rather than political motivation, but the more cities he saw from his bicycle, the more he became hooked on this mode of transport and the sense of liberation it provided. I wish I could hang out with the guy who invented the powerbook, or fatboy slim, or the city planner who made copenhagen the most bike friendly city on earth.
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Este libro habla acerca de sus experiencias mientras anda en bici en diferentes lugares del mundo. Here is an example from the San Francisco chapter: Of course, Byrne comes back to New York City in the end, as is both understandable and appropriate. Israel, Palestina, Dakota del Sur, Tibet I’m glad I read this book! H I loved this book. Product Out of Stock Enter your e-mail and we’ll let you know when it’s available.
Write a customer review. Five stars for his insights into the utility and pleasure of urban cycling. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
It is obvious that Byrne loves to ride. He has this way of writing that is amazingly informative without being pretentious. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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View all 3 comments. While he may be right in many cases, his curmudgeonly take on things is made all the more irritating by his role as an exalted cultural arbiter.
Oct 11, Keith rated it it was amazing. Some phrases sounded like they could easily be shouted over some fancy syncopated percussion and be a Talking Heads song. 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 interesti What a complete disappointment.
I was a Talking Heads fan too, and even a liberal in most scenarios I’ve seen few reviews that cover what to me wound up being the essential aspect of this book: A quick and easy read, and actually goes well with the various bus rides.
He argues that what we build says something about who we are, and to some extent shapes what we become. Dec 07, Jana rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed it, and found his approach to urban cycling inspiring. Published September 17th by Viking first published But it was a convincing inside-the-front-cover and I went for it.
Dec 08, Christopher rated it it was ok Shelves: David Byrne is a multitalented musician, writer, filmmaker and all-around artist. I ride my bike to work nearly every day that is above 20 degrees and not raining or snowing.
Byrne’s main interest is how the city is laid out especially when concerning bicycling and how that affects the landscape and its people as a population. This is a book of David Byrne’s musings while riding his bicycle in cities around the world.
Write a customer review. If I rank my preferred ways of travelling it goes: Refresh and try again. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: David Byrne is such a cool charming person.
During the summer time I do bike marathons all over my county. I really enjoy Despite the book being called Bicycle Diariesthere bivicleta far more to this than tales of David Byrne adventures riding around various davvid, in fact the actual cycle rides are a small, though interesting, part of this book.
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Well, wait, ok, fine: Byrne’s choice was made out of convenience rather than political m A renowned musician and visual artist presents an idiosyncratic behind-the-handlebars biccicleta of the world’s cities. DB is a musician, filmmaker installation artist, recording executive and writer books by this author born in Dumbarton, Scotlandwho’s been called the “thinking man’s rock star” by The New York Times and “Rock’s Renaissance Man” by Time magazine.