After Things Fell Apart #2020

After Things Fell Apart Ron Goulart After Things Fell Apart The time is a few decades from now the place what used to be the United States now disrupted by internal factionalism as well as a short lived foreign invasion Out of this chaotic background Ron Gou

  • Title: After Things Fell Apart
  • Author: Ron Goulart
  • ISBN: 9780425076477
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • After Things Fell Apart Ron Goulart The time is a few decades from now, the place what used to be the United States, now disrupted by internal factionalism as well as a short lived foreign invasion.Out of this chaotic background Ron Goulart has produced a swift moving, witty and constantly delightful novel, a story of a future odyssey through The Nixon Institute, where aging former rock stars reminisce abouThe time is a few decades from now, the place what used to be the United States, now disrupted by internal factionalism as well as a short lived foreign invasion.Out of this chaotic background Ron Goulart has produced a swift moving, witty and constantly delightful novel, a story of a future odyssey through The Nixon Institute, where aging former rock stars reminisce about the days when they still had hair the wide open sin town of San Rafael, run by the Amateur Mafia no Italians allowed Vienna West, a detailed replica of Sigmund Freud s 19th Century city where psychiatric patients live and abreact together the Monterey Mechanical Jazz Festival, featuring the music of pinball machines, jack hammers an Laundromat washersAll this plus a dozen or two of the oddest characters you re ever likely to meet.
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    1. The book contains a Science Fiction Book Club mail in offer and two cigarette ads view spoiler Newport 18 mg tar , 1.2 mg nicotine True 5 mg tar , 0.4 mg nicotine hide spoiler , which feels right because the whole thing really is the product of another generation I don t know much about the San Francisco Bay Area of the 1970 s, and kept wondering if the satirical elements would be meaningful with that kernel of understanding Does this represent the countercultural elements run amok, the inmates [...]

    2. This is another Ron Goulart novel that I read maybe 30 years ago and decided to re read, and it s one of his acclaimed novels The setting is a fragmented future America which, following a failed invasion by China, has devolved into packs of subcultures fighting for dominance at least in California where the story takes place This being Goulart, though, all of that is just a comic backdrop for a detective story in which Private Inquiry Office agent Jack Haley searches for Lady Day, a militant fe [...]

    3. A satire about America just before 2000 the USA has dissolved and fragmented with warring groups battling each otherme humorous moments by Ron Goulart, born in Berkeley in 1933 It was written in 1970 and I first read it in the 70s Then I thought it was far fetched I don t think so any.

    4. This book was not what I was expecting I was hoping for a post apocalyptic wasteland tale of strange bands of survivors This book is not post apocalyptic The future is a little run down and strange, but it is hardly post apoc Also, it was terribly written Normally I m not one for description and exposition, but I could barely tell what was going on, because there was no real explanation of anything The book was only 180 pages would it have killed the author to bump that to maybe 250 and actually [...]

    5. A wacky, satirical view of a splintered post dissolution post United States made up of sparring cultural and political enclaves, wrapped around a slim, pulpy noiry detective story Written in 1970 and set a few years before the turn of 2000, it is still heavily stamped with the slang of its time Goulart sometimes lampshades this as characters faddishly reviving ancient lingo , the plot is weak and the satire is too scattered to have much bite, but there are a good number of amusing moments I was [...]

    6. I bought this in a second hand bookshop because I thought it looked hilariously terrible I was half right it s funny and bad Intentionally funny, and not as bad as I thought if would be but still bad.If you can overlook the racist, sexist, and homophobic language I struggled , what you ve got is a pulp fiction detective novel set in a well realised crumbling dystopian future The plot isn t much to write home about, but the action pops from every page I lost track of how many times Jim Haley, the [...]

    7. Funny funny book It is certainly written in it s time There are a lot of words from the time, that are not very correct to use any , however, the characters are just as open minded as they should be, even today Or tomorrow.

    8. This was a decent read, but too much satire for me I liked some of the vignettes from dystopoian California, but the story had too much satire for me, and not enough meat on the bone dystopia A quick read, too.

    9. Ron Goulart is a prolific pulp writer The 28 books that I ve read by him so far can be described in similar terms See my review of Wildsmith.

    10. Somewhat amusing satire on a fractured California divided into tiny fiefdoms The California you know, the funnier it probably is.

    11. A fragmented America of the future A melancholy adventure story with skillfully deployed humor Not quite thought provoking, but enjoyable enough.

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