In Watermelon Sugar
Publish date: January 1st 1973
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
I have lowered my previous ranking of four stars down to three. I did like it, but the book is much darker than I originally remembered it being and nothing I would want to ever return again to reading in my older age. Richard Brautigan was certainly a unique character and I am glad the Haight had h...
In the past few years when I hear US indie bands with male singers, it strikes me how boyish many of their voices are. I wonder if this is just an indie thing. Take Jeff Tweedy and Ben Folds - they often sound like teenage boys, whether dreamy teenage boys or angry ones. Since I haven't lived in Ame...
1/2012 This one is a touchstone for me, and I'm not sure exactly why. Perhaps because it is so very gentle, so loving, so open. Ostensibly, it's a few days in a commune in some mythical world that used to have beautiful, man-eating, talking tigers. A world where everything is made from watermelon su...
I read this little tale in one sitting. It is unusual; I'm not sure what to make of it. A fantasy utopia, a reflection on gentleness. Would you get bored in a life with no violence at all? Is there such a thing as death without violence? Some of the people who live at iDEATH are a bit restless; but ...