Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Long Promised Road by Kent Crowley

I have been a lifelong fan of the Beach Boys and especially of guitarist Carl Wilson. This is the first book that I have seen about the Beach Boys that focuses mainly on Carl in his position as leader of the group after Brian chose to retire from performing on tour. Much research went into the making of this book, including personal interviews with family and friends who worked closely with Carl over the years. I was especially impressed with the information that was presented about Carl’s decision to request Conscientious Objector status and how the group handled the issue and negative press. My only complaint about the book is that it did not really seem to be a biography of Carl Wilson so much as just another book about the Beach Boys and the problems within the band. Even so, it was a very interesting book to read.

[ Publisher’s page for Long Promised Road ]

Recommended by Kim J.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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