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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade; Reprint edition (March 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451203062
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451203069
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Outrageous...An absurd and highly entertaining comic romp. -- Booklist

About the Author

Allan Weisbecker is a novelist, screenwriter, award-winning photojournalist, and life-long surfer. He caught his first wave off Long Island, NY, in 1966, when he was 17 years old. Roaming the world in pursuit of waves during the heyday of the counterculture led to a career as a marijuana smuggler. He retired from that trade in 1980 and wrote Cosmic Banditos (Vintage), a gonzo rendering of his pot-pirate experiences.

From 1980 to 1995, Weisbecker was a screen writer for film and television programs including Miami Vice. During the 1990, he developed his career as a journalist and photographer, and his work now frequently appears in Smithsonian, Men’s Journal, Popular Photography, American Photo, Sailing, and all the major surfing publications. Weisbecker lives on Long Island.


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It is the most outrageous, insane, laugh out loud, hilariously funny book you will ever read.
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I read it in 1986 when it first came out and it was surely one of the funniest books of the year, and time has proven it to be the funniest of the decade.
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This may not be for everyone, but I can assure you that once you read this book, you will never ever forget it.
Paul McBride

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Robnett on December 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is currently my Favorite Book of All Time. It has everything--Tequila, Doggy Sneese Attacks, Nymphomaniacs and Albert Einstein (just to mention a few). It's laugh-out-loud funny, but is also deep and personally reflective at times. I think anyone who reads this book will have their Worldview shaken up. If you know someone who takes themself a little too seriously, this book could be therapy for them. It makes me wonder what my life would've been like if I had never bought this book. Maybe somewhere in another dinension I am wandering around without "Cosmic Banditos." That would be a shame.
I definitely recommend getting your hands on this book...... Good luck banditos.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 18, 1997
Format: Paperback
When a friend of mine approached me with an old book of his a few years ago named "Cosmic Banditos" all I could do was laugh. However, the last laugh was difinitely on me. Never had I read such a hilarious, nonsensical, and metaphysical book. If only more people had heard of "cosmic Banditos," I truly think it would have become a genuine cult classic. If you haven't read this tale of drugs, corruption, fate, and Mexican spoofs, now is the time to BUY
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Pana de Que on November 28, 2001
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On a non-related Amazon search I stumbled across this book. I was compelled to read it due to the excellent reviews it had received. And after reading it, I am glad to report that Cosmic Banditos is one of the coolest books I have ever read. I am not one to normally laugh out loud when reading, but this book was the exception. I couldn't keep the chuckles in! The author manages to meld two completely non-related subjects of drug running and quantum mechanics into a seamless and captivating tale. This book is a must buy for people who enjoy out of the norm books, or those who just want a change from the more serious titles usually found on best seller lists. Heck this book should be a must buy for ANYBODY who likes to laugh, period!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paul McBride on March 7, 2001
Format: Paperback
I first read this book in 1986, when as a student, I acquired an advance copy of it, complete with typo's and spelling errors. Since then, Cosmic Bandito's has taken on the status of a Gutenberg Bible with me.
This tells a relatively straight forward story (hah, hah) of a Dope Smuggler's quest for cosmic philosophic enlightenment thru quantum mechanics, massive quantities of tequila, gratuitous use of high explosives, and a dog. Thus setting Weisbecker up to be my spiritual mentor.
Don't laugh, the author somehow makes it all work. Weisbecker managed to get me thru a philosophy degree, several physics classes and 10 years in the military with the power of his admittedly distorted vision.
To illustrate how this works, lets use the Uncertainty Principle, typically taught with the use of Schrodinger's Cat. Weisbecker uses the Bandito Uncertainty principle, with the Observer only being able to see the outside of the Bandito filled tavern, when energy is applied (in the form of Tequila, and Dope) you can see the results visibly as Banditos are launched thru the tavern windows, or out the tavern doors. If, however, the Observer was to enter the Tavern, he or she would immediately impede the progress of the experiment as they would be in the way of flying Banditos.
This may not be for everyone, but I can assure you that once you read this book, you will never ever forget it.
In closing, I must make note of how Weisbecker has pioneered the footnote into a whole new form of literary genre. His use of the Time Traveling Footnote (TTF) has guaranteed him a place in the hall of literary heroes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul McBride on March 7, 2001
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I first read this book in 1986, when as a student, I acquired an advance copy of it, complete with typo's and spelling errors. Since then, Cosmic Bandito's has taken on the status of a Gutenberg Bible with me.
This tells a relatively straight forward story (hah, hah) of a Dope Smuggler's quest for cosmic philosophic enlightenment thru quantum mechanics, massive quantities of tequila, gratuitous use of high explosives, and a dog. Thus setting Weisbecker up to be my spiritual mentor.
Don't laugh, the author somehow makes it all work. Weisbecker managed to get thru a philosophy degree, several physics classes and 10 years in the military with the power of his admittedly distorted vision.
To illustrate how this works, lets use the Uncertainty Principle, typically taught with the use of Schrodinger's Cat. Weisbecker uses the Bandito Uncertainty principle, with the Observer only being able to see the outside of the Bandito filled tavern, when energy is applied (in the form of Tequila, and Dope) you can see the results visibly as Banditos are launched thru the tavern windows, or out the tavern doors. If, however, the Observer was to enter the Tavern, he or she would immediately impede the progress of the experiment as they would be in the way of flying Banditos.
This may not be for everyone, but I can assure you that once you read this book, you will never ever forget it.
In closing, I must make note of how Weisbecker has pioneered the footnote into a whole new form of literary genre. His use of the Time Traveling Footnote (TTF) has guaranteed him a place in the hall of literary heroes.
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