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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Phil Miller Reviews Masked Rider

Phil Miller at Market Power has just put up a lengthy, informative review of Masked Rider, by Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for Rush.

The tour is a rough one. Many of the main roads are bike paths, at best, and riding such roads in dry conditions with temperatures in the 80's and 90's can tax even the most experienced riders. In some instances, the "roads" were so bad that the riders had to walk their bikes.

Neil describes his relationship with his fellow riders. Although one might expect at least two of the riders to become friends, none do. Neil and Leonard seem to develop a mutual respect for one another, but the riders are too different from one-another that not even the toughness of the trip can bring them together as friends. It's not that they became enemies. Their shared experience neither brought them together nor drew them apart.
It's a captivating review that makes one want to read the book.
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