Told in brilliant detail, "Prime Green" explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, and fascinating glory. Relating his incredible experiences, the legendary novelist and master storyteller forges a moving and adventurous portrait of a unique moment in American history. 8-page b&w photo insert.Told in brilliant detail, "Prime Green" explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, and fascinating glory. Relating his incredible experiences, the legendary novelist and master storyteller forges a moving and adventurous portrait of a unique moment in American history. 8-page b&w photo insert.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2006-10-09 It's a long, strange trip that's navigated in this engaging memoir. Novelist Stone (A Hall of Mirrors) recounts his salad days from a stint in the navy in the late 1950s to a desultory trip to Vietnam as a correspondent during the disastrous 1971 invasion of Laos. Stone largely sat out the civil rights and antiwar movements and cops to no ideology beyond "ordinary decency." His bailiwick was the relatively apolitical counterculture, which dawned for him when he took in Coltrane, Lenny Bruce and peyote in San Francisco in the early '60s and really kicked in when he entered the circle of literary provocateur and psychedelic guru Ken Kesey, the book's presiding genius. Memorable encounters with hallucinogens, and the resulting states of heightened awareness and stoned reflection, therefore loom large. But Stone's story, from a cross-country bus trip in which he ran a gauntlet of antihippie persecution to a stint crafting lurid headlines and freakish fables for sleazy supermarket tabloids, is also a funny, entertaining picaresque. (His big-picture ruminations say, on the links between the CIA, the drug culture and Silicon Valley sometimes have a period-authentic muzziness.) But Stone is a born storyteller, with a wonderful feel for place and character that vividly evokes the cultural gulf America crossed in that decade. Photos. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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