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Cosmic Banditos Paperback – March 1, 2001
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About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
I definitely recommend getting your hands on this book...... Good luck banditos.
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.
A hilarious book, but also an intellectual exercise. And, of course, a strong advocacy for the benefits of huge overdoses of alcohol and dangerous drugs while doing things like blasting around in yachts, shooting up neighborhoods, and flying at treetop level in unsafe stolen planes. People given to those pursuits (along with smuggling evil contraband) should definitely read this book.
Hopefully you've realized by now that this is not a book that "reviews" help you understand or anticipate. Suffice it to say it's like nothing you've ever read and is written with a very rare, fine humor. And has dope and guns in it. And dogs. And sex. And sub-atomic particle behavior.
Don't be a chump... it's SO great this thing is back in print, buy it and read it. I mean it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my favorite contemporary writers. This book is outlandish and crazy but as such is closer to the truth than anything I've read in awhile.Published 10 days ago by KMac
So rarely on my bookshelf, being lent out almost constantly. Great story, characters, and atmosphere.Published 18 days ago by Anonymous
It was a very enjoyable read on many different levels. It's funny, philosophical, and consistent in plot development.Published 1 month ago by Joe Reisinger
A truly different, philosophical,and avaunt-guard book. I must read more of this author. Plot doesn't matter but if reading about drug use is not your thing you might want to try... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joann K.
Before you write about a country, learn about it. This title is written in Spanglish;Published 5 months ago by Terapya
I love this book and have bought multiple copies to give to friends. It is a ripping read and Allan is a first-rate wordsmith! I also recommend In Search of Captain ZeroPublished 6 months ago by Robert S. Truesdell
One of the funniest, most entertaining books ever written.Published 6 months ago by VenetianSorcerer