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#1 2016-11-30 16:09:06

Frank
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Registered: 2016-11-30
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Music to Read Bobby Dollar By

If you are like me, you enjoy reading your favorite novel while listening to music (Pink Floyd, Katatonia, Porcupine Tree, Jethro Tull, Riverside & Rush to name a few).  Sometimes the music you're listening to while reading will become indelibly associated with the book or series you are reading.

This was the case for me and the Bobby Dollar series.  As we all know, there was a constant edge or some might term it a constant state of desperation throughout the Bobby Dollar books.  As the character Caz emerged as the object of Bobby's devotion & desire, the level desperation-angst (that's what I like to call it) only continued to increase.

At about that time I started to use the Pandora streaming music service a lot while I was traveling for business (I tend to discover a lot of things late - oh well...).  Sitting in planes and airports does give you a lot of time to read and listen to music.

So at the same time I was reading the Bobby Dollar series I was also exposed to the band Breaking Bejamin's 2009 release entitled "Dear Agony".  It seemed like every gut wrenching twist and turn of the story was being represented in one of the songs from that record.

To this day, the music contained in that release (Dear Agony seems like such an apropos title to be associated with the book series) brings back immediate and vivid memories of various parts of the story.  Makes me want to go and read it again.


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#2 2016-11-30 23:01:21

Magpie
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Re: Music to Read Bobby Dollar By

Welcome to the boards, Frank!

(I don't listen to music much, so sadly I don't have anything to say about that.)


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#3 2016-12-01 04:33:22

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Music to Read Bobby Dollar By

Welcome aboard, Frank!

I don't usually listen to music while reading (too distracting), and didn't listen to anything while reading the first two Bobby Dollar books.


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