Been down so long it looks like up to me

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Viking Press, Feb 24, 1983 - Fiction - 329 pages
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Fariņa evokes the Sixties as precisely, wittily, and poignantly as F. Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age. The hero, Gnossus Pappadopoulis, weaves his way through the psychedelic landscape, encountering-among other things-mescaline, women, art, gluttony, falsehood, science, prayer, and, occasionally, truth. A portrait of an explosive decade, sparkling with inventive writing and conveying the essence of a generation, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, as Thomas Pynchon writes in the introduction, "comes on like the Hallelujah Chorus done by 200 kazoo players with perfect pitch." "A marvelous storyteller, Fariņa is fit to join the company of Kerouac, Kesey, and Pynchon." -San Francisco Chronicle

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User Review  - Marti - Goodreads

I think there is a reason I never heard of this book before. I was expecting an early Fear and Loathing. While the blurbs make this look like a book about the Sixties, it is actually set in 1958 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bob Schnell - Goodreads

Not sure how I missed this book in my college years. This book should have been right up there with the Fear & Loathings, "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test", Vonnegut, Kerouac, Hesse and "Stranger in a ... Read full review



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