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Laughing Gas [Kindle Edition]

David Field , Peter Moore
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Dobbs is an undercover psychic detective on the trail of the greatest gold robbery ever conceived. So large that it’s taken quite some time, millennia in fact, to plan and get everything in place. Now it seems all the thieves have to do, in this romantic and deeply obscure psychedelic thriller, is blow the safe door but that’s not as easy as it might sound. There’s only one thing powerful enough to bust through the walls of this time-locked vault system, and that’s karma - if you can harness enough of it and apply it in the right way at the right time. Well, karma mixed in with the essential incendiary ingredients: pain and fear. Then the door can be blown clean off its hinges.

The problem for Dobbs is he’s so undercover that he himself has no clue of his mission and is driven by a fateful blast of laughing gas at Reading Rock Festival two years prior that hooked him up to, what felt like, all the sadness in the world. Little did he know that a Tempest of the most Shakespearian proportions had entered his life on that day and is about to sweep him away to the depths of the Peruvian Amazon, on a mission to find Ariel, Prospero’s boding spirit.

Join Dobbs, in this nitrous fueled quest to find the only thing left he believes can stop that which haunts him after a blast of Laughing Gas; a miracle.

Just because you are your final destination doesn’t mean it’s not going to be a bumpy ride!

A non-fiction ayahuasca tale

If Paul Theroux had teamed up with William Burroughs & then Robert Anton Wilson had sat & edited their manuscript, they still would have fallen short of producing this masterpiece. Visionary & shockingly daring! - Steven Ashe - Qabalah of 50 Gates.

Front cover photography: Dave Dobbs living outside the Guardian offices in London in his live-in Mayor Mobile during his ‘would be London Mayor Campaign.’ He, like nearly all the other prospective candidates, did not have the £10,000 it cost to buy into the London Mayor Campaign and thus considers himself, after the success of his Spoil Your Vote campaign, The Would Be Mayor of London.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 825 KB
  • Print Length: 410 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Field-Day; First Edition edition (15 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008D6I7A8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #745,101 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and educational 24 Dec. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is an account of a trip (in several senses of the word) to the modern-day Amazon.

The author - and his renegade fellow travellers - arrive at Iquitos, a tiny town on the banks of the Amazon, to take the visionary drug, Ayahuasca, in search of the story that turns out to be Laughing Gas.

If anyone has ever wondered what this mind-altering shamanic drug experience is like, Laughing Gas tells you all you need to know - and more: plenty of curiosity-satisfying detail including its ghastly physical effects too.

The town of Iquitos is vividly described. It's a travel book in that way. There's romance, of sorts: the author falls in love, laden with guilt for his partner back home but infatuated by a female beauty (and too few lines of her own except as a prompt...).

At heart, is the the narrator's passionate concern for a planet running on depleted oil reserves. I wish the politics had been explained more patiently. But it does point readers to Rob Newman's The History of Oil


The book is flawed, exuberant and entertaining (probably like the author whom I met when he was campaigning as a Bristol mayoral candidate in 2012). It is a good companion - a rollocking read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 24 Dec. 2012
If you ever feel doubt, fear, shame or apathy about life this book will give you the inspiration move through it and live your dreams.

Yes this is travel book, a political journey, a historical text, a spiritual revelation, a psychedelic experiment but most all it's a guide and map of today's great questions. Unprecedented times request unprecedented thought paradigms and signposts through the humanitarian crises happening today. On many levels, politically, environmentally, emotionally and spiritually David Field offers not just new information and ways of seeing but a affirmation of one's power to chose to make a difference in one's own unique way and to make inspired visions come true.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PURE MAYHEM & GENIUS 18 Nov. 2012
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If Paul Theroux had teamed up with William Burroughs & then Robert Anton Wilson had sat & edited their manuscript, they still would have fallen short of producing this masterpiece. Visionary & shockingly daring.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very engaging 2 July 2013
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Laughing Gas is a great read. I tore through it on a business trip and found it engaging, thoughtful, and educational. I got so much out of it while reading. Now that I've finished it I still keep thinking about what "it" means or meant - much like our protagonist's jungle juice trips. Somehow reading this book helped me to learn a lot more about myself and how I view the meaning of life, the future of the planet, what I stand for, and that I have choices about where to go after I die - and which one of those paths I'm likely to follow.

I recommend this book to anyone who I think might be open to it, it is not for everyone.

Why only 4 stars? The proofreading never happened, apparently. I found the typos and sophomoric use of the English language (not so much how the characters talk or think but how the writer wrote) quite distracting at first. I was able to overlook it - mostly - after I got about half way through. The errors are so numerous that it will turn some people off either out of frustration or it will make them not take the book seriously. In that case I hope for a 2nd edition to satisfy those folks. Again, very engaging and worth the effort of reading. Enjoy!
5.0 out of 5 stars laughing gas had me laughing lol 1 Sept. 2012
By rn - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I just finished reading Dave Field's 'laughing gas' this week, which is novel for me as I haven't finished a book cover to cover in a few years. The books which have grabbed my attention and read in a surge are often non-fiction , life stories or something of true experiences weaved in. This book has something of that in it for me, it's a travel story essentially, outside and in; round the globe, up the amazon and interdimensional portals to the other bit. One for 2012 for sure and sure to be a hit with many who could relate to the scenarios, the characters' highs and lows , and the messages therein. Dave is clearly on quest here and I get the feeling this aint over yet.
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