The California Book of the Dead [Published in English]

by Tim Farrington | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0671519603 Global Overview for this book
Registered by frybaby of Savannah, Georgia USA on 8/16/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by frybaby from Savannah, Georgia USA on Monday, August 16, 2004
From Library Journal
In this humorous debut, Farrington draws on his experience of living in ashrams and communes in California in the 1980s to bring readers a 1990s take on hippie life. His authentic dialog and lucid style perfectly suit the idiosyncratic characters, an intimate group of friends and housemates in a rambling San Francisco house, where "crystals dangled everywhere from dental floss." Immersed in their reality of Buddhist rituals, pagan praise to the Goddess, sandlewood candles, beads, and a variety of sexual partnering, they hurt and heal one another in search of spiritual enlightenment yet never take themselves too seriously. Lesbian Marlowe struggles with her art, patient lover Daa, and grief for her friend Jackson, "who slipped away on a wave of peace" surrounded by chanting Buddhist monks. Farrington's fresh

Journal Entry 2 by frybaby from Savannah, Georgia USA on Sunday, December 5, 2004
Started reading but couldn't get into it. Relayed 12/4 to midwinter in AZ

Journal Entry 3 by wingmidwinterwing from Tucson, Arizona USA on Thursday, December 16, 2004
Received yesterday - will read and journal soon :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingmidwinterwing at Tucson, Arizona USA on Sunday, August 21, 2022
I saw a review somewhere that compared this book to Tales of the City, if it were written in the late 1990s. It's a spot-on description. This is a book of vignettes covering about a year in the lives of a interconnected group of people living their very Bay Area lives.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmidwinterwing at Tucson, Arizona USA on Monday, January 16, 2023

Released 1 wk ago (1/15/2023 UTC) at Tucson, Arizona USA

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