- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (1971)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0394469488
- ISBN-13: 978-0394469485
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,630,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Burnt Toast: A novel Hardcover – 1971
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If Sixties nostalgia is what I sought, it was certainly to be found in Roadside Attraction.Read more ›
Comparisons to Richard Brautigan's "In Watermelon Sugar" are apt -- but this is no mere imitation of that better-known work. In fact, it stands quite well on its own. It has the dreamlike quality of a late summer day that's more even rapturous in memories -- and the nights are filled with stars, a fat old moon, and a ghostly wonder that transfigures the most seemingly mundane things. It's as if the reader has been walking along in this everyday world & somehow taken a side path to a timeless & more meaningful alternative world ... but the alternative is one of perception & mindset. I might even make a comparison to John Crowley's "Little, Big" as well -- it has the same interweaving of the everyday world with a separate reality that's very much taken for granted ... and is it really so separate after all?Read more ›
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It's been 38 years since I discovered this at a coop house in Cambridge, MA. I enjoyed reading it, and was reminded of it when I read Richard Farina's Been Down So Long, It Looks... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ike
By one of those talented denizens of Total Loss Farm. An evocative window into another time. Was the Age of Aquarius really that short? The theme , however, is eternalPublished on July 26, 2014 by rebelyell
I wanted to like this. I usually like things like this. But for some reason it bored me to death.Published on October 11, 2013 by HoneyBeeHippie
Mr. Gould's prose is a thoroughly charming blend of the sensuous and the surreal. The story is full of digressions, and leaps around chronologically quite a bit, but that only adds... Read morePublished on November 20, 2001 by Timothy A. Rundquist
I've thought about Gould's book from time to time, as it is one of those reads that haunts the bare spots in your brain when nothing else fills them. Read morePublished on July 18, 1999