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I read The Rich Man's Table by Scott Spencer with more than keen interest. The raw outlines of biographical event in Bob Dylan's career direct the presentation of his character, Luke Fairchild. I put him right up there with Graham Greene, Grace Paley, Ralph Elllison, and . cott Fitzgerald. The Rich Man's Table has gotten a lot of attention because of the Bob Dylan connection, but this novel works on SO many levels.

Evocative and lyrical, The Rich Man’s Table is a moving portrait of a man seeking to connect to a lost past, and to build a new future for himself. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Scott Spencer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. One fee. Stacks of books.

The Rich Man's Table book. Scott Spencer (b. 1945) is the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of ten novels, including Endless Love and A Ship Made of Paper, both of which have been nominated for the National Book Award. Two of his books, Endless Love and Waking the Dead, have been adapted into films.

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At the heart of Spencer's (Men in Black, 1995, et. dense, rueful, startling new novel is a young man's long . The book is presented as the grown-up Billy's record of this long pursuit, and it covers, with great dexterity, a lot of territory.

Billy's mother Esther reluctantly tells him, when he's nine years old, that his absent father is in fact Luke Fairchild, the dominant figure on the folk-rock scene in the 1960s and '70s and a man now obscured by many layers of legends. But knowing who his father is, Billy gradually discovers, isn't enough.

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The Rich Man's Table brilliantly spans the decades between the early sixties, when Luke, then a scruffy folk singer .

The Rich Man's Table brilliantly spans the decades between the early sixties, when Luke, then a scruffy folk singer, played for handouts in Greenwich Village nightclubs, and the late nineties, when the dreams of youth have faded in the wake of lost loves, dashed hopes, and the nightmarish distortions of fame. Scott Spencer brings alive the energy and the essence of that time for those who were there, as well as for those who wish they had been.

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The story of a legendary rock star as seen through the eyes of his illegitimate son...a "charismatic and heartfelt performance" from the author of Waking the Dead. (New York Times Book Review) "Told with wit [and] assurance" (The New Yorker), this brilliant, bittersweet novel from the acclaimed author of Endless Love follows a directionless young man in search of his father, the gravel-voiced American icon Luke Fairchild, superstar musician who first rose to fame in the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village. For the fans, the followers, the crowds of critics and biographers, solving the puzzle of Luke Fairchild is a passion. But for his son Billy, the search for the superstar feels like a search for his very own soul. "A tale of over-the-top intensity that enthralls to the end." -People "A fabulous book that catches the spirit of its time."-Stephen King "Startling...A mournful, moving work." -Kirkus Reviews

Comments: (7)

Kerdana
Spencer somehow manages to avoid being cliche as he follows a compelling-yet-irritating young man on his quest to gain acknowledgment from his famous (also irritating) biological father.
Yggfyn
ENDLESS LOVE was one of the best books I have ever read. He is always "a good read" and this his second best.
Ventelone
"Endless Love" the first book I read by Scott Spencer, was excellent. I was hoping for more great writing but was sorely disappointed. The other three books I read by Mr. S, "Man in the Woods," "Waking the Dead" and "A Ship Made of Paper" were good, though not as brilliant as Endless Love.
But Rich Man's Table was a huge disappointment. I found it long winded, often boring because he goes off into tangents or lists many names of bands that covered the fictional song by the character Luke. I did not find much emotion; this was far below the quality of Endless Love.
I must disclose that I only read the first 100 of almost 300 pages (1/3 of the book) but had to put it down after that.
It's ironic that in the acknowledgements he thanks someone for helping him see that the first draft was very hard to follow. Even now it's hard to follow. Pity, because the premise of the novel had a lot of potential.
Pad
Scott Spencer is one of my favorite writers. I put him right up there with Graham Greene, Grace Paley, Ralph Elllison, and F.Scott Fitzgerald. The Rich Man's Table has gotten a lot of attention because of the Bob Dylan connection, but this novel works on SO many levels. It's a story about fathers and sons, fame, love lost and found, the demise of The Left, and what it feels like to be alive in America at the end of the century. Like Spencer's other novels, it bears repeated readings. You laugh, you cry, you care.
SoSok
I read The Rich Man's Table by Scott Spencer with more than keen interest. Employing the fictional vehicle of a bastard son in search of his father, Mr. Spencer has written an imaginative novel obviously inspired by the Folk-Rock legend, Bob Dylan. The raw outlines of biographical event in Bob Dylan's career direct the presentation of his character, Luke Fairchild. Anyone who has ever wanted to have a sense of "who" Bob Dylan is will find more insight in The Rich Man's Table than in any biography of Bob Dylan I have ever read. But there is a larger venue here than imaginative insight into the person of Bob Dylan, this is also a novel about the character of genius and the hysteria of celebrity.
I think there is a misguided popular notion that the dynamically enabled and insightfully directed character of genius is virtually clairvoyant, nearly omniscient. The real brilliance of Mr. Spencer's novel is in its revelation of genius as something that quite simply is; that is, a force that is large, impressive, and dynamically persuasive but one that moves and forever alters the world more incidentally than knowingly. As Mr. Spencer writes: I was now one of those people who believed in the sympathetic magic of the well-meaning sentiment. And why not? What else do we have? The clenched fist eventually becomes crossed fingers. (Quality Paperback, p. 191)
Scott Spencer also paints a portrait of celebrity that is wonderfully experiential. The clamoring presence of lost souls and sycophants around Luke Fairchild makes the absurdity of such shameless adoration markedly visible. The oddity of celebrity becomes dramatically apparent and helps inform the richness of the novel.
However, the pleasure of the novel is spoiled as it nears its conclusion. It loses its impressiveness when it turns to the keenly improbable to realize its completion. The last several chapters reek of contrivance ruining the wonderful believability of the chapters preceding them. It's not that events could not have happened as they do, it's that they are highly unlikely. A national icon of far reaching resources would indeed have found a more capable means of handling a medical emergency than the plot affords. What was wonderfully alive becomes fancifully artificial. It is a shame, before its clumsy, concluding chapters, The Rich Man's Table was an accomplished, animated work.
RUsich155
A nice Dylan fan read . Not Dylan.
Grillador
The beauty and power of Spencer's writing will suck you in and pull you under. So good, so moving, so perfect -- the only fiction I've ever read that is worthy of Dylan.
The Rich Man's Table download epub
Literary
Author: Scott Spencer
ISBN: 0425169456
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Literary
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley Trade (August 1, 1999)