Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Reader's Diary #2034 - John Einarson: Four Strong Winds

Ian and Sylvia Tyson's folk song "Four Strong Winds" is an undeniable Canadian classic. But I didn't know a lot more about them or their music before this book. Still, I've read many books about topics I didn't have great interest in before and often I've been surprisingly drawn in.

Not so much with Four Strong Winds, the biography of Ian and Sylvia Tyson. I learned a bit (their American success was news to me), even came to appreciate their musicianship. I listened to their albums as I read the book. Ultimately though, I found it to be a bit of a dull affair and it became a struggle to finish after a while. 

One odd annoyance? The constant references to their attractiveness. Good lord that was weird and grew old fast.

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