looking to read something ‘brautigan-ish’?

that’s the question that came thru to the Stranger (from Seattle/Portland USA area) and was answered by Paul Constant in the Books section. He had a few suggestions for what’s brautigan like.

I’m surprised there’s no mention of Tom Robbins as that’s who I always mention first (and know a lot of others do as well). But there’s 9 authors mentioned so lots to have a look at. I’ve only read one of the 9 (Nicholson Baker) & not the book mentioned so I’ve got some reading to do 😉

Who would you add to the list? Have you read these 9 authors?

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  1. Congrats for the fine site devoted to RB. Seeing a blog-friend’s quote of him, I realized tonight that I had not thought of him in decades — which saddened me, since he’d been literally a formative influence on me back in the ’70s.

    So I just read the superb Wiki piece on him — one of the best things I’ve encountered on Wiki. (I’d like to think RB would be pleased by it, in a medium he’d have liked had he lived to know of it. I think perhaps he’d appreciate your site here, too.)

    Re Tom Robbins, you’re right — someone in the RB mold. Interesting you also mention Nicholson Baker, another fave of mine. The Wiki piece mentioned a friend of his, Tom McGuane (I loved “Bushwhacked Piano”), as someone reflecting a similar worldview. W.P. Kinsella, too.

    I shall read more of your stuff. Thanks for doing it.


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