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From my blog Well, where to begin with this one? It is bonkers, but also brilliant. The first chapter describes a sombrero falling from the sky and landing in front of three men. There is no reason for the sombrero to fall from the sky. No building nearby, no plane overhead. The three men stare at it, each attaching their own obscure importance to the event. In chapter 2 we discover that the sombrero story is just that, it has been penned by a novelist trying to work through the grief of having been dumped by his Japanese girlfriend. From this point forward we follow the author as he
Isnt it about time for a Richard Brautigan revival? This unique writer was hugely popular in the 60's and 70's but seems largely forgotten today. If he is remembered at all its for Trout Fishing In America but my own personal favourite is The Abortion which - despite the title - is a frequently hilarious portrait of a man's solitary sojourn in what must be literatures most bizarre library! Whimsical, absurd, surrealistic, phantasmagoric... Richard Brautigan's novels and short stories are suffused with a melancholy wit and wisdom all his own.