July 18, 2004
Perhaps the best review I can give of the three short books I read this week is that after finishing them, I immediately ordered and preordered the rest of the series.
Joe Pernice's The Smiths' Meat Is Murder stood out among the three as a lyrical novel. Set in 1985 (just as the Smiths album came out), the book will captivate anyone who ever associated strongly with an album. This book alone captures the spirit of Continuum's 33 1/3 series.
Andy Miller's The Kinks' The Village Green Preservation Society takes another tack, chronicling the recording of this Kinks record.
I found Sam Inglis's Neil Young's Harvest to be my least favorite of this threesome, but still a worthy read for music fans.
Next up is Yamuna's Table: Healthful Vegetarian Cuisine Inspired by the Flavors of India by Yamuna Devi. Many thanks to Lalitree for recommending this book, the first Indian cookbook on my shelf.