Far and Near
On Days Like These
by Neil Peart
Pub Date 14 Oct 2014
Whether navigating the backroads of Louisiana or Thuringia, exploring the snowy Quebec woods, or performing onstage at Rush concerts, Neil Peart has stories to tell. His first volume in this series, Far and Away, combined words and images to form an intimate, insightful narrative that won many readers.
Now Far and Near brings together reflections from another three years of an artist’s life as he celebrates seasons, landscapes, and characters, travels roads and trails, receives honors, climbs mountains, composes and performs music. With passionate insight, wry humor, and an adventurous spirit, once again Peart offers a collection of open letters that take readers on the road, behind the scenes, and into the inner workings of an ever-inquisitive mind.
These popular stories, originally posted on Peart’s website, are now collected and contextualized with a new introduction and conclusion in this beautifully designed collector’s volume.
"He has a keen eye for the physical beauty of the different landscapes he encounters . . . For rock fans and readers who enjoy a good road epic, this work will have great appeal." — Booklist
”Experience the sheer joy Peart takes in life and his passion for sharing it with others. Far less scandalous than ‘rock drummer writes book’ might suggest but far more interesting, too.“ — Kirkus Reviews