In Watermelon Sugar by Richard  Brautigan audiobook

In Watermelon Sugar

By Richard Brautigan
Read by Bronson Pinchot

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iDEATH is a place where the sun shines a different color every day and where people travel to the length of their dreams. Rejecting the violence and hate of the old gang at the Forgotten Works, they lead gentle lives in watermelon sugar. In this book, Richard Brautigan discovers and expresses the mood of the counterculture generation.

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iDEATH is a place where the sun shines a different color every day and where people travel to the length of their dreams. Rejecting the violence and hate of the old gang at the Forgotten Works, they lead gentle lives in watermelon sugar. In this book, Richard Brautigan discovers and expresses the mood of the counterculture generation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A charming and original work…The parable itself is extremely relevant.” Times (London)
“Richard Brautigan is joining Hesse, Golding, Salinger, and Vonnegut as a literary magus to the literate young.” Look
“Delicate, fantastic, and very funny…A highly individual style, a fertile, active inventiveness…It’s cool, joyous, lucid, and pleasant to read.” Malcolm Bradbury, author of The History Man

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Reviews

by Odin 10/30/2017
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Interesting delve into both the dark and lighthearted realm of imagination.

Imagining an environment whose objects are all made from watermelon sugar takes one into a realm of imagination that is both dark and light hearted. For many, Mr.Brautigan’s sense of the possible within the impossible makes for a strong metaphor depicting the dreams and illusions many face today, especially those living in small communities where the access to entertainment and enlightenment often is in short supply. Here is a book that can lighten that burden and one which will catapult many back to the days of “Love Children” and the often unrealistic dreams they conjured up for living the good life
by Odin 10/30/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

A both dark and lighthearted dealving into the realm of imagination

Imagining an environment whose objects are all made from watermelon sugar takes one into a realm of imagination that is both dark and light hearted. For many, Mr.Brautigan’s sense of the possible within the impossible makes for a strong metaphor depicting the dreams and illusions many face today, especially those living in small communities where the access to entertainment and enlightenment often is in short supply. Here is a book that can lighten that burden and one which will catapult many back to the days of “Love Children” and the often unrealistic dreams they conjured up for living the good life

Author

Author Bio: Richard Brautigan

Author Bio: Richard  Brautigan

Richard Brautigan (1935–1984) was a literary idol of the 1960s and 1970s whose comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life caught the imagination of young people everywhere. He was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, and moved to San Francisco in the mid-1950s when he became involved in the emerging beat scene. During the 1960s, he became one of the most prominent and prolific writers of the counterculture. Out of this period came some of his most famous works, the best known of which are Trout Fishing in America; his collection of poetry, The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster; and his collection of stories, Revenge of the Lawn. Translated the world over, his works helped establish him as one of the most significant American writers of his generation. As his popularity waned towards the end of the 1970s, he became increasingly disillusioned about his work and his life. He committed suicide in 1984. He was the author of eleven novels, ten volumes of poetry, a collection of short stories, and miscellaneous nonfiction pieces, works that often employed parody, satire, and black comedy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 2.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English