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Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard &hellip by William Hjortsberg
2.0 out of 5 stars jubilee hitchhiker, 25 Mar 2014
This book is much too long. Somewhere in all this endless chronicling of detail is an interesting study of a fascinating era. Unfortunately it is lost in an ocean of tedious and repetitive padding, an obsessive exercise in the dubious art of leaving nothing out. So we get page after page of then-he-got-a-rejection-so-he-sent-it-to-blah-and-blah-didn't-like-so-he-sent-it-to ... and on and on. This, along with an apparent desire exhaustively catalogue every last little detail of Brautigan's several million boring drinking escapades, and the inexplicable urge to give biographical and geneological information on just about every single passing character, no matter how periphery, makes for avery… Read more

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