Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
A short review.

A really great story about five friends living in a small Wisconsin town named Little Wing.  Told from five different points of view, one of them grows up to become a world famous rock star.  Shotgun Lovesongs is a homage to the midwestern lifestyle, a love letter to the land and small towns.  It is memorable, moving and packed with memories and music.  Shotgun Lovesongs is the soundtrack to the lives of the people who populate this beautiful story.

This book has made me feel really nostalgic for the days when I ran free with my friends and for all the times I spent on my grandparents farm in a small Wisconsin town called Shell Lake.  I wonder what the soundtrack of my life would sound like.  Hmmm.  I might have to create a playlist.

You can find Nickolas Butler on his website:  http://nickolasbutler.com/

Go Beyond the book with the links below.

You need to watch this 3 min video done by New York Times on Butler and his book, Shotgun Lovesongs.  Its excellent.

Here is a book review done by NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/books/review/shotgun-lovesongs-by-nickolas-butler.html?_r=0

Here is a review from one of my favorite authors, Peter Geye, printed in the Star Tribune.