brautigan quote from hawkline monster

here’s one of my favourite quotes about brautigan. this is from bruce cook of the national observer and located on the back cover of the hawkline monster: a gothic western.

no writer you can think of is quite like him today, nor was any writer anytime – unless you can imagine the kind of things mark twain might have written had he wandered into a field of ripe cannabis with a pack of zig zag papers in his pocket. that’s about as close as i can come to brautigan, a kind of cracker-barrel surrealist whose humor is essentially nineteenth-century western american.