Sandy Troy's "Captain Trips" Book Review

Sandy Troy's "Captain Trips"
Reviews Sandy Troy's book "Captain Trips", a biography of Jerry Garcia who was the lead guitarist and singer for the rock band The Grateful Dead.
# 109490 | 805 words | 1 source | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 02, 2008 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Music Studies (Contemporary)

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This paper explains that Sandy Troy's "Captain Trips" tells the story of the life of pop cultural icon and musician Jerry Garcia of the rock band The Grateful Dead. The author feels that the prose style of this book, which reads like a very long encyclopedia article, is not the most interesting style to read; however, the author was looking for this type of detail about Garcia's life. The paper includes three quotations from the chapter on Garcia's childhood to illustrate themes found later in the biography.

Table of Contents:
Rationale for Choosing the Book
Recommended or Not
Three Representative Quotes

From the Paper:

"I have been interested in Jerry Garcia because he is a pop cultural icon. Most people know who he is, and can picture his face. He even has a Ben and Jerry's ice cream named after him. But I realized that while I could picture his face and I associated him with the Grateful Dead, I didn't know that much about him. I knew some stray facts here and there and things I had seen in rock documentaries. But I really wanted to explore his life in more detail, to see what made him such a legendary musician who was able to touch so many people."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Troy, S (1995). Captain Trips. Thunder's Mouth Press.

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