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Horse Badorties rides again!
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2016
A real blast from the past. (As a friend said, "If you remember [the sixties], you weren't there.") This book, and Kotzwinkle, were there and still are. Funny, and a fast read, but perhaps not for everyone. Horse Badorties is right up there with the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers as a hippie icon-parody, but the book has moments, like the "Dorky" chapter, that hark back to classics like Tristram Shandy and the "Blank Page" chapter. There is a rhythm to this book and its language, and you have to ride the wave through a lot that is ... a challenge. Not politically correct (not even remotely hygienic) Horse Badorties' stoned and befuddled trudge through the chaos of NYC, and his near misses in the pursuit of happiness, are at times hilarious. But it's not for the faint-hearted, the moralistic, or the queasy. Just saying.