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Forever Young. Bob Dylan, Author, Paul Rogers, Illustrator, illus. by Paul Rogers. Atheneum/Seo $ (32p) ISBN The Hardcover of the Forever Young by Bob Dylan, Paul Rogers | at This graceful, unpretentious Paul Young picture book plays on the. Summary: Bob Dylan's beautiful song Forever Young retold as a children's picture book. Parents who are existing fans will enjoy it a little more.

Oct 15, Rob Twinem rated it it was amazing When I was a youth and growing up in the wilds of Northern Ireland most of my contemporaries, if they had the slightest interest in football, were in awe of one team only, Manchester United, and in particular one player: George Best. I mention this because as much as I knew about the life of this precocious talent I knew next to nothing or in fact had never heard of Adrian Doherty. I am sure that I am not alone in that revelation, and it is a tribute to journalist Oliver Kay that he has brought When I was a youth and growing up in the wilds of Northern Ireland most of my contemporaries, if they had the slightest interest in football, were in awe of one team only, Manchester United, and in particular one player: George Best. I am sure that I am not alone in that revelation, and it is a tribute to journalist Oliver Kay that he has brought to print the sad, poignant, yet also happy life of one Adrian Doherty and we and many others will ask the question This biography is not so much a story about a young man's career or lack of at a professional football club, but rather it is the study of a loveable, gentle human being who was never hypnotised by the glamour and potential wealth that his position as a winger in the great Untied youth team of the early 90's, and hopefully later a member of the main United squad, would undoubtedly bring. Here was a country lad from the homely streets of Strabane set adrift in a big city called here simply by the talent he showed from a very early age as a professional footballer. The one similarity between Doherty and the great Best is that when first called to Manchester to confront their destiny they were both allocated unsatisfactory lodgings.

The illustrator is clearly a Dylan devotee, as evidenced by the section in the back where he describes the inspiration behind each and every illustration. Again, this section is telling of who the intended reader is.

Very nice to look at, and a great song, but the message and meaning will be largely lost on young readers. The book is wonderful and is obviously written by a huge Dylan fan.

The page illustrations are filled with references to Dylan and his songs, popular and obscure, and a partial page-by-page guide exists in the back. The illustrations are a lot of fun and loosely tell Dylan's story, or perhaps the story of any musi Forever Young is a song that Dylan wrote for his children "not wanting to be too sentimental.

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The illustrations are a lot of fun and loosely tell Dylan's story, or perhaps the story of any musician looking to make a difference. My toddler-aged son absolutely loves this book, along with all of the other Dylan-inspired children's books.

Forever Young will particularly appeal to parents who are themselves Dylan fans, but you don't have to be to enjoy the book. It's message is important and timeless and, for me, it says in words far more eloquent than possible for me to come up with what I wish to pass along to another generation.

The pictures are ok--that is the disappointing part--though they do have alot of historical significance and if you missed it as you read through the book, the appendix at the end details why every picture is significant and why. I think if you knew someone who was a huge Dylan fan who had a baby, this would be a cute present, but on pure literary value, I would opt for something else. My six year old loved it. The cruciate ligament knee injury that he suffered might have benefited more some early intervention but that did not happen and together with the fact that in the early 90's the treatment of a knee injury was crude compared by today's standards meant that the young footballer's hopes and dreams were never to be fulfilled.

Yet that is the funny thing, in reading this book I am struck by the fact that Doherty was not really concerned with a career in football, at one of the greatest clubs in Europe, in fact when offered a 5 year contract said he would much rather sign for 3 years Adrian Doherty's talent meant that whether he liked it or not his wonderful footballing skills meant being sought after by top premiership 1st division clubs.

Do not be mislead a young Adrian loved playing football and he was exceptionally good at it but if football had not been present in his life he was more than happy to busk, play his guitar and write poetry and lyrics that the great Bob Dylan would have been proud of. And yet there were still wonderful times ahead, the folk scene in New York and surprisingly the city of Galway which was the home of dreamers and would be poets and artists.

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His death, just like his life, was unconventional and very sad as he slipped or tripped into a canal in Holland rescued but never emerging from a coma. There are those who say that Manchester United let down their young football genius by failing to deliver the home from home environment that was promised but I do not agree. They treated as well as they could given the standard and success or otherwise of knee operations at the time and finally, when the sharp skill and potential he showed never really returned, they reluctantly let him go.

United were fast emerging as one of the greatest teams in the world, and Alex Ferguson as their manager had to control and direct this emergence which often meant making hard commercial decisions. This is an exceptional sad story, and without the research and persistence of Oliver Kay so many would have been unaware of the impact and legacy that Adrian Doherty left in his short time here.

Highly recommended I cannot say I am a football fan whatsoever but it this book was very easy to follow and had me in tears towards the end. It's really well written and you get a real sense of how Adrian Doherty must have come across to his peers and those that knew him as a very talented and a true genius.

I definitely recommend this book - for footballers and non-footballers alike - an out-of-this-world type of a true story! W An extraordinary story of an exceptional young man, it was a truly mind-blowing read. Well done Oliver Kay, for putting this together. Repitition of the point that he was not concerned with money or that he is happy go lucky The chapters dealing with the family's dealings with Utd are poorly put together whereas the last full chapter nails the book.

Better than your normal book but with a little editing could have been epic. You would think that players at the height of the sport would have loads to reveal, and some do, but the majority follow the same worn path.

Playing as kid, spotted by talent scout, signed, stardom or in the better ones not a star , success, retirement or fall from grace and not really much else.

And they are the ones that made it So how does some one who didn't make it warrant a page biography? By being A There are not many good biographies on footballers than run just short of pages. By being Adrian Doherty that's how.

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For all those that did make it this is the story of the one brilliant Manchester United youth team player who through a career ending injury at 17 didn't make it. To some he was a football genius, to others he was just that Irish lad with the heart of gold, an enquiring mind and a happy-go-lucky attitude.

Born in Strabane, the young Doherty played football for the local teams, graduating to the Northern Ireland U'16's. He was on the radar of a few English teams at the time but signed for Manchester United and began his apprenticeship at the tail end of the 's at the beginning of Alex Ferguson's reign.

Bedeviled by homesickness and a distaste for the bravado and antics that generally occupy young professional footballers he found his spare time taken up with music, Bob Dylan especially, reading and taking himself off around the streets of Manchester.

His football career was taking off and was talked about in terms of not "if" he would play for the first team but more "when". He was regarded as better than contemporary Ryan Giggs - even Giggs says Doherty was the better of the two of them - and was talked about in glowing terms by everyone at the club from Fergie to the established stars of the first team. But in an game against Carlisle, his knee gave way, the dreaded cruciate ligament injury, and that was it.

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