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.
Neil Peart is the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush and the author of Ghost Rider, The Masked Rider, Traveling Music, Roadshow, Far and Away, and, with Kevin J. Anderson, Clockwork Angels.
"The reader is riding shotgun as Peart provides an intimate narrative of the places he’s seen and the strangers he’s met." — Toronto Star
"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
”One does not need to be a Rush fan to appreciate Peart's story telling. It's a beautiful text, rife with interesting photos, anecdotes, and factoids” — The Huffington Post”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”This is a fine travelogue that fans and general readers alike should enjoy.” — PublishersWeekly.com"If you have a Rush fan, travel enthusiast, motorcycle rider, or an artist on your Christmas list (or all of the above), Peart’s new book seems like a perfect gift." — Waterloo Chronicle"Far and Near appeals to a very broad audience of readers; if you enjoy travel writing, memoirs, photography, or the music of Rush you will want to read this book." — The Book Binder’s Daughter