It’s not just one of the best books on Rush I’ve ever read (and I’ve pretty much read them all), it’s, simply put, a great book. Insightful, factual, captivating. Mobley can write like no one’s business. He’s a huge Rush fan, but he allows this aspect to become playful part of the book. I’m always a huge fan of good writing–whether it’s Dante or about the latest software upgrade for the Mac. This is excellent writing. And, frankly, it’s the equivalent in the book world of what BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE is in the movie world.
Why the title of the book? Not a clue. I ordered this assuming it would be a reference book, and I had almost no hope that I would enjoy it. What a happy shock I got when the UPS man delivered it. RUSH FAQ is so far from a reference book. . . it’s a great series of coherent essays. Love it.
I’ll write a real review soon. But, for now, order the book and enjoy.
The book: Max Mobley, RUSH FAQ: ALL THAT’S LEFT TO KNOW (Milwaukee, WI: Backbeat Books, 2014.)