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M Train by Patti Smith

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December 2015, no. 377
Felicity Plunkett reviews 'M Train' by Patti Smith

M Train

by Patti Smith

Bloomsbury, $32.99 pb, 272 pp, 9781408867693

M Train by Patti Smith

Reviewed by
December 2015, no. 377

The writer is a conductor, opines the 'vaguely handsome, intensely laconic' cowpoke who speaks to Patti Smith as she lingers at 'the frame of a dream'. His words shape Smith's days. 'It's not so easy writing about nothing,' this companion tells her, and she scratches these words over and over onto a wall in her home with a chunk of red chalk.

Felicity Plunkett reviews 'M Train' by Patti Smith

M Train

by Patti Smith

Bloomsbury, $32.99 pb, 272 pp, 9781408867693

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  • Felicity, I've read about Smith before, including quite a lengthy discourse that never gave me what I was looking for. I heard some of her music as I grew up. Your review is the first insight I've had to the vibration of her. You get her in a way that I get. Thank you, I'm confident that I will read and enjoy her work now.
    Posted by Janelle Trees
    01 January 2016