I loved Brautigan's writing as a teenager, hated his writing when I was a snobby East coast academic--but find that I am once again attracted to his work. Perhaps this change of opinion occurred because I have spent so much time in his stomping grounds in the Pacific Northwest in the past years, or perhaps my transient dislike for his writing arose out of his ability to delicately punch holes in pompous pretense. At any rate, if you haven't read Brautigan yet, you might give him a try--and if you are already a fan of his, you should rejoice at these recent reissues of all his major works.
well, i'm glad to see that some other people like this book. sure it's silly and childish and all that, but, good lord, people, lighten up a little. Read morePublished on September 11, 2006 by fluffy, the human being.
thIS books[abominations] banckruptcy of ideas IN sham COMEDY, MAKE for AWFULL AWKWARDNESS,of lonliness within the bottle SPIRALdrown he wrote. Read morePublished on November 7, 2003 by david
This book has literally been the worst book I have ever read. It's sitting as I type in my trash can because I refuse to curse anyone by giving it away.... Don't waste your money. Read morePublished on June 23, 2001
I lent this book to a dear friend on her trip to Alaska. For some reason she gave it away. I hounded her for two years to replace it. Read morePublished on September 30, 1999
Brautigan is at the very top of his unique form here--this is THE most brilliantly executed story. For maximum effect,(and hilarity), you should read this out loud like the great... Read morePublished on March 19, 1999