Because you’re dying to know what Axl reads, aren’t you?

A fun article:

Axl Rose’s favourite books | Books | guardian.co.uk.

What would Axl read, indeed.  Somehow his list of four (?!) books surprises me a little, at least given the presence of Dick (whom I’ve always found a little weird) and Stephenson (whom I’ve always found a little baroque).

The article fixates on the similarities between Rose and J.D. Salinger, basically on the whole “reclusive genius” thing.  Me, I just like that someone’s saying Rose is a genius.  Too often, I think, people who create extraordinarily popular work are looked down on, which has never made sense to me; people acknowledge the Beatles are geniuses, but Stephen King is not?

NB- I would love to somehow get The Prodigal Hour into Rose’s hands.  That’d be so rad.


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