The language in this is like I imagined writing by Bob Dylan would be - evocative. He spells out some things in detail and lets you fill in others with your imagination. It gives you a great background in music. Many of Dylan's musical influences surprised me, and inspired me to listen. I was surprised that Dylan was so focused when he began his musical career. I guess I had thought of him, along with some of the other icons of the era as super hip, and I associated being hip with not caring about anything. I have learned during my life that being too cool to care is a losing game, but my impression of Dylan hadn't changed from my teenage years, until I read this book. I found that Dylan had a passion for what he was doing. I also had no idea how widely he had read and studied many art forms in working toward his goal. The last chapter is the best: a joy to read with the style and content merging seamlessly.