Book Review

The Abortion by Richard Brautigan

The Abortion by Richard Brautigan

Richard Brautigan was an icon of the hippy movement and a key figure in the counterculture of the 1960s and yet he seems all but forgotten now, reduced like so many before him to cult status, ignored by the majority and cherished by a minority of devoted fans. For those familiar with his best known work, Trout Fishing in America and In Watermelon Sugar, he is often remembered as a purveyor of poetic whimsy, whose novels and short stories are light on plot but heavy on idiosyncratic charm and eccentric wit. This is partly true, but he was also an astute satirist and commentator on the beauty and ugliness of late 20th Century America.

-- Reviewed by Mark Thwaite

Further Information
ISBN-10: 0099437589
ISBN-13: 9780099437581
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 04/07/2002
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 171
URL: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/search?keywords=9780099437581&index=books&linkCode=qs&tag=marksbookrevi-21

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