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Sombrero Fallout
Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel | Richard Brautigan
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A heartbroken American writer starts a story about an ice-cold sombrero that falls inexplicably from the sky and lands in the centre of a small Southwest town. Devastated by the departure of his gorgeous Japanese girlfriend, he cannot concentrate on his writing and in frustration he throws away his beginning.But as the man searches through his apartment for strands of his lost love's hair, the discarded story in the wastepaper basket - through some kind of elaborate origami - carries on without him. Arguments over the sombrero begin, one thing leads to another and before long all hell breaks loose in the normally sleep town.Brautigan's fertile imagination twists and pulls at the ensuing chaos to come up with a tender, moving, surreal and incredibly funny tale that is told by a writer at the very peak of his creative powers.
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SqueakyChu
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Warm fuzzies... 🐱😃

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SqueakyChu
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Ahahahaha! This is so...Richard Brautigan!

Swe_Eva 😂 I‘ve only recently heard of this author, but I already know I‘ll have to check him out! 7mo
SqueakyChu @Swe_Eva When I was in my 20s, I collected any book of his I could find. They‘re really still the only books I don‘t give away. It was just a “thing” with me. San Francisco, hippies, youth, freedom of expression... You know! 😃 7mo
Swe_Eva @SqueakyChu Hey, man, nothing wrong with a little flower-power. 🌸☮️✌🏻I‘ve just completely missed him for some reason - I‘ve put Trout Fishing in America on my library list. 7mo
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SqueakyChu @Swe_Eva Trout Fishing in America (probably his best known book) was the only book of his I couldn‘t really get into. I don‘t think I ever finished it. Read this fun book instead: (edited) 7mo
Swe_Eva @SqueakyChu I‘ll be on the lookout for it - looks like the library doesn‘t have an ebook copy, unfortunately. (edited) 7mo
SqueakyChu @Swe_Eva ☹️ 7mo
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SqueakyChu
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Love the poetic images in this story! 💕

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SqueakyChu
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Hahahahaha!

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SqueakyChu
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I know. A blast from the past. It‘s been years since I read a book by Richard Brautigan, but I thought it‘d be fun to read one of his books again. I never read all of the ones I collected over the years because I didn‘t want to not be able to read more of his books in the future after his tragic #suicide.

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rachaich
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Absolutely brilliant!
Read it in about 4 hours and thoroughly enjoyed the humour and poking of fun. And the three storyline were wonderfully intertwined.
Fab!

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rachaich
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You know when you read a book title, then read the blurb and then think "huh??"
Yeah! So I'm going to read this one!

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rockley
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The way my heart aches now is a full body experience.

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Ceri
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Maybe my favourite chapter by one of my favourite authors.

CherylDeFranceschi One of mine, too! 3y
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