The Seven League Boots



In The Triumphant Concluding Volume Of The Trilogy That Began With Whistle Guitar And The Spyglass Tree, Albert Murray Gives Us What Is At Once An African American Coming Of Age Novel And A Pitch Perfect Evocation Of A Touring Jazz Band At The Height Of The Swing Era Murray S Hero, Scooter, Graduates From An Alabama College And Becomes A Bass Player In An Ensemble Headed By The Legendary Bossman As Scooter Criss Crosses The United States, He And His Bandmates Find Themselves Retracing Sherman S March To The Sea, The Underground Railroad, And The Conquest Of The West The Seven League Boots Is Nothing Less Than A Jazz Epic, So Vivid, High Spirited, And Infectious That Readers Will Tap Their Feet To The Music Of Its Prose A Work Of Joy, Of Celebrationa Great Work Of Art, A Rich And Moving Song Of The Human Spirit Los Angeles Times A Fictional Tale Spinner In The Grand Southern Tradition Washington Post Book WorldThe Seven League Boots

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • The Seven League Boots
  • Albert Murray
  • English
  • 27 July 2019
  • 9780679758587

10 thoughts on “The Seven League Boots

  1. says:

    Albert Murray probably wrote someplace why he titled the third book in his semi autobiographical trilogy The Seven League Boots, but I haven t found it yet The definition of the term, at least by consensus on the internet, makes sense Seven League Boots are boots of myth and fairy tale that enable their wearer to take seven league strides about 24.5 miles Googling the phrase even uncovered a 1950s newspaper advertisement from the American Trucking Association arguing that the trucking industry is Today s Seven League Boots overtaking your high cost of living The wonder of traveling great distances in very little time is ubiquitous in Murray s third, triumphant novel His protagonist, Scooter, faithfully stops amidst his various Swing Era adventures to assess his distance from the Spyglass Tree back in Gasoline Point, not only in terms of miles, but in terms of history, personal development, achievement and enlightenment It is tantamount to an involuntary reflex for Scooter to credit the folks back home who put him on the right...

  2. says:

    Murray is definitely a 20th century novelist, perhaps a first half of the 20th century novelist, writing on the cusp of the 21st century Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Louis Armstrong, James Joyce, and, I m guessing, John Dos Passos are his influences and his desired peers The Seven League Boots is the third volume in what I thought was a coming of age trilogy, but two years ago a fourth volume, The Magic Keys, was published Murray was born in 1916 in rural Alabama, meaning he came of age himself during the Great Depression and Jim Crow and not incidentally during the heyday of a shadow culture of black excellence, where the Talented Tenth were identified and giving community support to find their way to the best in available education so they might at least return to the community as teachers, ministers, doctors, and lawyers or perhaps assume a national role as the scholars, artists, politicians, and leaders who led the next wave in the fight for advancement in American society Scooter is Murray s stand in and in this volume he has graduated college and landed the job of replacemen...

  3. says:

    1996 really that late I guess it means he wrote vols 2 and 3 much later than the first one this could be expected to make him nostalgic, trying to bring the period and people of his youth to life, to remember them, record them He gives brief life stories of a great many characters, seems to me wanting to show the richness of communities of people he knew in his lifetime Which he succeeds in doing.I wanted to believe this third vol was autobiographical, but after checking Murray s bio on Wikipedia I think it can t be very autobiographical, though he must surely be drawing on lots and lots of people he knew well in real life.GREAT BOOK, great read In the triumphant concluding volume of the trilogy that began with Whistle Guitar and The Spyglass Tree, Albert Murray gives us what is at once an African American coming of age novel and a pitch perfect evocation of a touring jazz band at the height of the Swing era Murray s hero, Scooter, graduates from an Alabama college and becomes a bass player in an ensemble headed by the legendary Bossman As Scooter criss crosses the United States, ...

  4. says:

    Very unique writing style, I can see how it mimics jazz and music but it was tough going at timesthe story really waffled and I think this book was about the stylized writing and historical musings, the main character seemed very weak to me Felt too long, was a bit of a struggle to push ...

  5. says:

    Had a hard time with this book Just couldn t get into the story which I found to be dull This is on my shelf to read again so I might like it better the second time.

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