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Sailor Song By Ken Kesey Sailor Song Set in the near future in the fishing village of Kuinak Alaska a remnant outpost of the American frontier not yet completely overcome by environmental havoc and mad dog development Sailor Song is a

  • Title: Sailor Song
  • Author: Ken Kesey
  • ISBN: 9780140139976
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sailor Song By Ken Kesey Set in the near future in the fishing village of Kuinak, Alaska, a remnant outpost of the American frontier not yet completely overcome by environmental havoc and mad dog development, Sailor Song is a wild, rollicking novel, a dark and cosmic romp The town and its denizens colorful refugees from the Lower Forty Eight and Descendants of Early Aboriginal People are seduceSet in the near future in the fishing village of Kuinak, Alaska, a remnant outpost of the American frontier not yet completely overcome by environmental havoc and mad dog development, Sailor Song is a wild, rollicking novel, a dark and cosmic romp The town and its denizens colorful refugees from the Lower Forty Eight and Descendants of Early Aboriginal People are seduced and besieged by a Hollywood crew, come to film the classic children s book The Sea Lion The ensuing turf war escalates into a struggle for the soul of the town as the novel spins and swirls toward a harrowing climax.Kesey has given us a unique and powerful novel about America, and this epic tale of the north is a vibrant moral fable for our time.
    Sailor Song By Ken Kesey

    Sailor Song by Ken Kesey Sailor Song has moments of great pathos and beauty, along wi Unfortunately, this novel reveals itself in the end as nothing but one long riff, with many sub riffs along the way no plot, no point, no plan, nothing but high wire literary acrobatics. Petula Clark Sailor YouTube Dec , Sailor is a Hit song by Petula Clark My friend Ann introduced me to this song in Thanks Ann, I just love it As an ex Royal Australian Navy sailo Lolita Sailor, Your Home Is The Sea U.S hit version Oct , Lolita passed away on June , at the age of , due to cancer See my slideshow for other pertinent info history regarding this wonderful song arti Sailor song Famous Songs Of Sailors And Pirates Sailor Song Sailor Petula Clark Last rowsSailor is the English version of the German song Seeman The French version is called

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    1. Brad Mcfadden on said:

      I first read this book during unfortunate personal circumstances circa 1993 It immediately resonated with the 25 year old rebel that I considered myself to be at the time Over the years I ve read this book about once every five years, and am currently on my 4th copy after giving it to a number of folks with the understanding that they were to pass it along A lot of the reviews here want to make comparisons to cuckoo and notion For the life of me I can t understand why Sailor Song is an animal of [...]

    2. Joey on said:

      This book seemed much longer than it really was Other than the run in with Greener and the last two chapters not much interesting happened Any comparison with McMurphy and Sallas can only be found with two people on opposite ends of the spectrum Many reviews I read made them sound like the same person No colorful personalities in this town either Just a cast of trite characters in a rundown muddy hovel of a town But still not a bad book I loved how the last two chapters ran everyone s stories to [...]

    3. Andrew on said:

      The phrase I was searching for throughout Sailor Song was wish fulfillment It s difficult to read the protagonist, Ike Sallas, as anything but the man hero that Kesey constructed in McMurphy of One Flew over the Cuckoo s Nest, and really anything but a stand in for the agonized activist Kesey himself I m loathe to draw comparisons between authors and their subjects, but Ike Sallas is simply not a believable character, and if he s just a construct, well, then I guess that s the only option we ve [...]

    4. Jackson on said:

      One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion are two the greatest novels I ve read Like those two, Kesey s Sailor Song is full of memorable characters and a wonderful, imaginative plot that keeps the reader intrigued Lots of social commentary mixed in, too, which holds up two decades after the book was written.Problem is, with a massive book like this, the reader would expect a great payoff Kesey keeps the reader in suspense, presenting a number of possible outcomes, yet in the e [...]

    5. J.M. on said:

      Chances are you ve only read One Flew over the Cuckoo s Nest Chances are you have no intention of reading this last Ken Kesey novel I m not about to change either of those probabilities.This isn t even that long, at 529 pages hardcover, yet it feels bloated It reminds one of the reason that clarity is such an important attribute for writing, to say nothing of the entertainment value It ultimately reads kind of like a joke that only the joke teller finds funny, and the he laughs at it the less l [...]

    6. Nick B on said:

      This was the best book choice I made in 2017 I fell in love with and could relate to almost every beautifully developed character I became a better reader and a inspired writer by engaging with this piece of literature At times I felt like I was there, in Kuinak, with the mangy dogs, the Deaps, and the sketchy movie directors I felt like I could smell the garbage fire and hear the feral pigs.I was going to lend my copy to a friend but decided against it, as I will be reading this again as soon [...]

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    9. Brian on said:

      Wow, I really liked this book for like 7 8 s of the way through Kesey paints a wonderful picture of a small, coastal Alaskan fishing village full of colorful characters that come into good fortune brought on by big business, hollywood types There was just the right amount of salty sea anecdotes, heroes dressed in middle class garb, villains with suspicious motives, vigilante religiosity, paranoid drug pushers, and reformed drunks all working the various angles of dealing with the draw of money t [...]

    10. Ryan on said:

      I never finished reading this, but I watched Kesey write it at the Dirty D in Astoria When he held a book singing at the Maritime Museum after completing the book, for the first, and only time, for myself , I went to get an author s signature on a book I once went to a book signing for a Star Wars book, as a gift for my cousin Pete, who loves Star Wars, and liked that particular author I remember particularly the effort that Kesey put into personalizing each book He didn t just have a pen, Best [...]

    11. D on said:

      Well well I d read the reviews and wasn t going to bother, but came across the book while traveling and decided to give it a go Most of the book is certainly enjoyable There are some great moments, and a decent set up A few explanations are missing, and some of the lingo I didn t understand, but I kept reading assuming a few details would be forthcoming But they weren t I don t regret reading the book, but would highly advise expecting absolutely nothing from the ending As others have said, Kes [...]

    12. Mike on said:

      this book is great for me it is fun to read and absorbing kesey tends to paint a similar protagonist in all of his novels basically, he replicates himself into his protagonist strong minded, strong bodied, radical and independent Kesey also understands the flaws a character like this can have, as well as the flaws we all can have This creates an epic environment in the novel, as each character sorts through their own life s unique problems while trying to survive the plotyways, this book is funn [...]

    13. Terry on said:

      This is a quick read, and not as good as Keasy s Cuckoo or Great Notion The scene was set in Kuniak, Alaska, about 2010 Our hero, Ike Sallas, is a retired environmental terrorist Other important characters are average people Plot is set when sick Hollywood types sail in to produce an ancient Eskimos movie What we learn is that the world is full of dichotomies, good and bad, green and black, new and old, etcetera One part of the dichotomy always threatens the other and in the end the earth surviv [...]

    14. Ali on said:

      Just as I do not judge an entire movie based on its ending, I try not to let a book s ending speak for the entire work However unsatisfactory the last eighth of Sailor Song may be, the rest is written in an original and awe inspiring way Kesey invents or re invents terms and vocabulary, but the reader knows exactly to what he is referring each time The hero is everything a protagonist should be well developed, flawed, and compassion inspiring.Writer and novel are both among my favorites I hope [...]

    15. Christian Schwoerke on said:

      I enjoyed this Pynchonesque novel from Kesey While telling the same sort of bloviating tale of world wide conspiracy and machination, Kesey, however, is able to make his characters three dimensional I enjoyed the ride and saw in this last novel of his some of the same energy and swagger he d shown in Sometimes a Great Notion.

    16. Reed on said:

      What do you do with a book by Ken Kesey I guess you read it no matter what The first 95% of this book is about murder on the high seas, eskimos, and GMO marijuana The last 5% is fiction It s kind of like JR waking up from the dream sequence A weird choice on the part of the rider This was the closest I ve ever come to putting down a 600 page book with fewer than 20 pages to go.

    17. David Cohen on said:

      Though a bit nautical than I was hoping, this book was an epic journey into the backatcha bandit and scruffy masculine heros Reading this book before Sarah Palin was announced to be McCain s Vice President definitely damaged my view of her This book gave me exactly the Alaska I wanted.

    18. Stranger on said:

      This is Keesey at his best cut loose of reality interweaving folklore with environmental concerns and political satire but never losing the human stories Engaging, fabulously well told and never dull A must for any hip bookshelf

    19. Jaime on said:

      This book was amazing It didn t make sense always but didn t have to Reminded me of a post apocalyptic Watchmen, but way better Need to read by Kesey.

    20. Sarah on said:

      illustrates the parallels between hope and hopelessness as interpreted through individual and cultural perspectives of environmental end timesd it s a sweet love story.

    21. Eric on said:

      Ken Kesey is perhaps my favorite author Ever since I read One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest I fell in love with his style Although this book came much later in his life, he hadn t lost any of his charming touch when putting words on paper No, I cannot argue that this book is as great as One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest What I can say is that this book follows in the same thread of creativity or LSD, hard to tell as his earlier works Sailor Song is a page turner to say the least It offers up a fun a [...]

    22. Stephanie Joubert on said:

      although I did not finish this book I must say I am proud of myself for making it to page 366 before giving up and skipping to the last chapter what is this book about I have no cooking clue the way this book is written makes no sense and neither does the plot will not be reading books by this author.

    23. Kathryn on said:

      I only got 75 pages in I was trying to get to 100, but I honestly can t do it It s written in a long winded, confusing way that I don t have the patience for like I did with Cuckoo s Nest I can t muster interest in about any of the characters or anything happening in the story Read this book if you re having trouble sleeping It ll put you right out.

    24. Piko vAn on said:

      Just want to add there is no magic in the version of the cover stickied on top The totem pole cover is amazing and speaks.

    25. Ben Crisp on said:

      Kesey is a master and this is another example of his brilliance Though slightly different in tone to either Cuckoos Nest or Sometimes a Great Notion, it still holds the similar themes, most notably in the anti capitalist stance, that ran through both those books This however is light hearted in nature, elements of adventure jumping in and out Essentially it revolves around Ike Sallas, a character not dissimilar from Hank Stamper from Sometimes a Great Notion, maybe modeled on Kesey himself whos [...]

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