Remembering Brautigan


‘The Hawkline Monster’ was the Brautigan set book on our American Studies Lit syllabus at UCW (Aberystwyth) – as it was called then  –  in the Seventies (when Brautigan was still alive). I’d never read anything so off the wall in my life, and loved it. I loved it so much I got hold of as much of the rest of his output as  I could and read that too. I loved them all. Getting hold of Brautigan’s work (even with a university bookshop that knew we ran an Am St course) in deepest west Wales was no small thing. I treasure my Brautigans.

Why this post now?  You may well ask. Chaos following my house move is still general, but as of the end of last week I have lots of lovely bookshelves built into the alcoves here. So I am now investigating the many (really: many) boxes of books in the box room and relocating the contents, lovingly, to their new homes. And here … come … the  … Brautigans!

There may be other trips down a bibliophile’s memory lane to come.



Published by Judi Moore

Hi there, I hope you find something to interest you here. In December 2017 I published my fourth book – ‘Wonders will never cease’. It’s a satirical campus novel set in the fictional Ariel University in 1985. If you enjoyed Tom Sharpe’s Porterhouse novels, Willy Russell’s ‘Educating Rita’, David Lodge’s campus novels or Malcolm Bradbury’s ‘The History Man’ back in the day, you may enjoy revisiting the ivory towers of 1980s’ academe thirty years on. See what you think. “It is December, 1985. The year is winding gently towards its close until Fergus Girvan, a Classicist at Ariel University, finds his research has been stolen by the man who is also seeking to steal his daughter. But which man is, actually, the more unscrupulous of the two? And is there hope for either of them?” In the autumn of 2015 I published a volume of short fiction: 'Ice Cold Passion and other stories'. I am also the author of novella 'Little Mouse', a shortish piece of historical fiction which I published in 2014 and, a sequel to it, 'Is death really necessary?', my eco thriller set in the near future and which, confusingly, I published in 2009. All the books are available from all good online bookshops and FeedARead on paper, and as e-books on Kindle. On a semi-regular basis, and about a month after the event, I post here reviews which I do for Big Al & Pals, the premier reviewer of indie books, based in the States. My interests tend to thrillers, SF, magic realism and other quirky stuff. On this blog are also posted the reviews I did for Leighton Buzzard Music Club over some five years up to the end of 2015. LBMC present annual seasons of eight monthly chamber music concerts at the Library Theatre in Leighton Buzzard, Bucks. They select young musicians just beginning to make their name - and the concerts are usually magnificent. I was very proud to be associated with them. I review other music, books, theatre and exhibitions which I've particularly enjoyed. BTW - it says the link to Facebook is broken. I dispute that. Click it and see, why not?

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