Reality is really a mind field seen through Bloom’s neurotic Buddha-like mind resplendent with every major family issue mortal humans will ever come across in a life time: identity, parents, meaning, self, non-self, food, habitation, education, goals, marriage, family, children, God, sex, more sex, DRUGS. It slithers like a rattlesnake across the page, the way a story should. What I love most is the off the wall comedy.

“Every page, every paragraph, every sentence sparkles with captivating metaphors, delightful verbal concoctions, alchemical insights, philosophic whimsy, absurd illogicals, scientific comedy routines, relentless, non-stop waves of hilarity. The comparisons to James Joyce are inevitable and undeniable. Finnegans Wake wanders through the rock ‘n roll sixties. Wow! Whew! Wild! Wonderful!”

Timothy Leary

Materials & Secondary Sources

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2017 PUNKCAST#3555 Howard Bloom, author of How I Accidentally Started The Sixties (Rare Bird, 2017), in conversation with Stephen Macknick

2017 Rob McConnell Interview