Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Last night I read 'The Reunion' by Richard Ford. His writing is very clear and so openly brash. He captures one of those moments when you meet someone you don't want to see and yet something drives you to talk to them. Like you want to get that dread out of your system. It is incredibly cruel and yet exactly what happens.

Emmett Grogan is explaining at the moment in the 'sixties reader' what went wrong with the hippies. I feel for him very strongly. There is an angry extract from his biography explaining how the hippy movement was taken over by 'alternative' marketing and totally exploited so that after Altamont there was a huge backlash to the right and they ended up with Reagan.

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