Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Largehearted Boy Book Notes - James Hynes ("Next")

(In the great Book Notes series on Largehearted Boy authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Here you can find those playlists on Spotify... so you can listen to them while reading the original notes)


The Book

Next: A Novel by James Hynes

What Largehearted Boy wrote about it: "James Hynes fills his new novel Next with the social satire he has become known for. In the novel, his targets include middle age, consumerism, suburbia, and post-9/11 hysteria, and his protagonist provides the perfect foil through his Austin day trip experiences as well as his skillfully integrated flashbacks. Next is shocking, smart, and one of the year's most important books".
LHB Book Notes (full playlists and comments about each song, March 5, 2010)

The Playlist

(15 songs out of 16, 93,75%, 1.0 hours)

Asleep At The Wheel – Miles and Miles of Texas (live)
The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy vs. The Red Baron
Noel Coward – Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Joni Mitchell – Help Me
Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
Frank Sinatra – One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
Mitch Miller – By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
Robert Preston – Lida Rose, Will I Ever Tell You
Johnny Cash – Streets Of Laredo
The B-52's – Rock Lobster
Tina Turner – What's Love Got To Do With It
Anna Nalick – Breathe (2 AM)
Squeeze – Tempted
The Rolling Stones – Can't You Hear Me Knocking
Richard And Linda Thompson – Wall Of Death

Playing order: chosen by the author
Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0075)

(LHB Book Notes on Spotify archive)

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