Kesey's latest cosmic adventure, set in 21st-century Alaska, finds aging hippies hiding out in a fishing village that is invaded by a film crew. Author tour.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
YA-- The sleepy little fishing village of Kuinak, Alaska, is transformed into a movie set when a Hollywood production company sails into port. The community, populated by Deaps (Descendants of Early Aboriginal Peoples) and a few adventurers from the Lower 48, is swept up by the glamour and promises of wealth. However, Nick Levertov's motives for choosing this site for filming are more complex than a simple return trip of a native son--and they're not all honorable. This master storyteller weaves a plot around a cast of characters as colorful as the aurora borealis. His writing style is complex and sometimes the story line changes abruptly without transition. The book will appeal to mature readers who can appreciate the humorous and bizarre aspects of the plot.
- Grace Baun, Robert E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of my favorite books, EVER! The characters are both quirky and dark, and the social issues were addressed without preachy commentary. Read morePublished 3 months ago by aishhhh
I love Ken Kesey and this is my favorite book of his. It is nostalgic and it is also romantic. So that only really tells you about me, I guess.Published 4 months ago by sraley2
The book that made me love Kesey's work. I've read them all now, and they're great!Published 6 months ago by Russell Brittan
Ken may be a bit hard on his characters. But maybe that's part of what it takes for great characters.Published 13 months ago by Gregory J. Kaszynski
This was a great story, with a variety of interesting, well developed characters. Mr. Kesey style may have changed a little in his later books, but he didn't loose any of his... Read morePublished 14 months ago by E. Baker
Forget my review. If you like Kesey, if you liked Cuckoos Nest or Sometimes a great notion, you will not be disappointed here at all.
Great read... Read more
When I saw Sailor Song for sale at the library, I thought I'd stumbled on two weeks of enchantment. What I kept thinking back to during the 3+ weeks slogging through to the end... Read morePublished 22 months ago by GPK
Kesey was a great writer, but this wasn't his best work. Started out as an interesting novel, but he ran out of inspiration, time or interest about two thirds of the way through. Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by JR
After reading "Sometimes a Great Notion" with all of its leaps in time and perspective, I was surprised to find this narrative of Kesey's extremely easy to follow. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Si Tanka