The Never-Ending Present

The Never-Ending Present

The biography of ?Canada?s band? In the summer of 2016, more than a third of Canadians tuned in to watch what was likely the Tragically Hip?s final performance, broadcast from their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. Why? Because these five men were always more than just a band. They sold millions of records and defined a generation of Canadian rock music. But they were also a The biography of ?Canada?s band? In the summer of 2016, more than a third of Canadians tuned in to wa...

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Title:The Never-Ending Present
Author:Michael Barclay
ISBN:The Never-Ending Present
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  • The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:380 pages pages

The Never-Ending Present Reviews

  • Sarah
    Apr 07, 2018
  • rabbitprincess
    Apr 17, 2018
    4.5 rounded up ...
  • Wendy
    Apr 04, 2018
    Currently Reading ...
  • Kevin Gallan
    May 06, 2018
  • Mr Slug
    May 09, 2018
  • H
    May 21, 2018
    Too big of an info dump, and the lack of band input made me uncomfortable. ...
  • Candice
    Apr 02, 2018
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the advanced copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Michael Barclay completely blew me away with this book. It would be a disservice to pigeonhole this as a biography about the Tragically Hip - yes the focus of the book is the Hip, ...
  • Chris
    May 03, 2018
  • Janet
    Apr 01, 2018
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- The biography of ?Canada?s band? In the summer of 2016, more than a third of Canadians tuned in to watch what was likely the Tragically Hip?s fina...
  • Sarah
    Jun 17, 2018
  • Carolyn
    Apr 28, 2018
  • Mark
    May 21, 2018
  • Travis S
    Jun 10, 2018
  • Shane Smith
    May 17, 2018
  • Marg
    May 14, 2018
  • Josh Gering
    May 19, 2018
    This is a great read. It gives insight into the development of the band from high school all the way through their career. One can see why Gord was special. He was special in such an ordinary way. Simple kindness. I loved reading this. ...
  • Stephen Johns
    May 01, 2018
    I liked The Never-Ending Present, but didn't quite love it. Given the combination of author and subject, however, I was expecting to love it, which left me feeling oddly disappointed. It's certainly a good read, and Barclay writes the hell out of his topics, but interspersing vaguely t...
  • Justin
    Mar 30, 2018
  • Sean Clarke
    Apr 18, 2018
  • Lance Lumley
    Apr 21, 2018
    Since there are not many books on the Canadian band The Tragically Hip, this is the book to have about one of the most underrated bands in music, especially in Canadian Music. The book is almost 500 pages, and covers everything about the band , from the early bar days of the members ...
  • Ray
    May 23, 2018
  • P. Sean Smith
    May 01, 2018
  • Jeremy Maloney
    May 12, 2018
  • Cathy
    Apr 11, 2018
  • Sean
    May 31, 2018
  • Suzanne McLean
    Jun 15, 2018
    4 1/2 stars. Will post review once I stop crying. ...
  • WMCG
    May 23, 2018
  • Jamie Tennant
    Apr 18, 2018
  • Danielle Richardson
    May 26, 2018
  • Paul
    Apr 20, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed the book. As someone who has had an on-again off-again relationship with the band, it was fascinating to read about some of the background behind the band forming, and the recording of their albums. The interview snippets from the people surrounding the band were e...