Saturday, March 26, 2011

Richard Brautigan

I first started reading Richard Brautigan's work a week ago, beginning with The Hawkline Monster. In that week, I have read his novels The Hawkline Monster, A Confederate General From Big Sur, Trout Fishing In America, and In Watermelon Sugar as well as a collection of poetry titled The Pill Vs. The Springhill Mine Disaster. His work may not be literary (which isn't to say it isn't, I haven't yet decided), but it's a heck of a lot of fun. And sad. And all too human. Reminds me a bit of Vonnegut. Makes me think this is what Tom Robbins was trying (and failing) to do. I've picked up two of his 3 collected works and am flying through them. Planning to snag the third. Really just really enjoying his work.

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