Eighteen-year-old Robbie Bookbinder is bummed out and bored, cut adrift in the mid-1970s – the decade he calls The Great Hangover. Sex feels outmoded, drugs don’t seem to deliver like they used to, and rock and roll’s a bust in tired old Montreal. Quebec’s arming up for a cultural revolution, and bike gangs are warring in the streets. In Robbie Bookbinder, we meet a character who embodies all the potential, self-delusion, and resilience of contemporary youth. All Robbie thinks he needs is a kick-start. What he gets is scared half to death, as he discovers that life only improves when you take a stand in it.
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A middle-class Canadian teenager spins into the drug culture in this gritty portrayal of life on the streets in the 1970s. Robbie Bookbinder is angry, bored, and utterly confused. Kicked out by his ... Read full review
Juvenile. Was there an editor for this piece of dreck?