Tuesday, May 05, 2009

City Kid

I was really looking forward to reading Nelson George's memoir City Kid (Viking) and it didn't disappoint. George was one of the preeminent music critics of the 80's/90's, and while he still does music stuff, he's not as prolific writing or reviewing music stuff (at least as far as I can tell). The best part of the novel, actually, is not about the music, but details of George's upbringing. Oh yeah, have I said that George is an African-American. He was one of the first Black music critic's to break through. But in reality, Black or not, he's just a good writer.
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