A Rave for "How the Sixties Ended"

by Jerry Ratch

Hippies! The war! Poetry! Nixon!, June 10, 2012
This review is from: How the Sixties Ended (Kindle Edition)
They're not even hippies technically, but who cares?

This is a very raunchy but absolutely brilliant and hilarious hippy book set for the most part in the first couple years of the 1970s, primarily in Berkeley. At first I didn't think I was going to like this, but after I got about half way into the second chapter, which is Chapter 1, I was completely hooked. I had feared it might be stylistically-derivative of Kerouac and Kesey, but Ratch has his own distinctive voice and take on things. This book makes me homesick for a brand of freedom that is long gone.

This is a completely wonderful book, and I'm mystified that no one else has reviewed it. You'll love all these crazy characters. Tell all your friends they must read this novel. At a bare minimum it deserves the status of being a major cult hit.

Bob R Bogle
Author of Frank Herbert: The Works