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DreamingofBabylon - RichardBrautigan (1977)

by Richard Brautigan

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When you hire C.Card, you have scraped the bottom of the private eye barrel. And when Card is hired to steal a body from the morgue, he needs to stop dreaming, find bullets for his gun and get there before someone else does. Not since Trout Fishing in America has Brautigan so successfully combined his wild sense of humour with his famous poetic imagination. In this parody of the hard-boiled crime novel, the adventures of seedy, not-too-bright C.Card are a delight to both the mind and the heart.… (more)
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La trama è pressoche' inesistente: davvero poche cose allungate per fare di un racconto un romanzo. L'aggiunta di un mondo lontano nel passato nel quale il protagonista proietta i suoi desideri non salva questo testo dalla dimenticanza. Alcune buone metafore e battute, che ricordano bene Lansdale. Bella l'idea di una fine sospesa. ( )
  bobparr | Dec 14, 2014 |
هر کسی واسه خودش رویایی داره که شاید بشه گفت به امید اون زنده‌س هر چند سعی میکنه که پنهانش کنه و به بقیه بروز نده و در مواردی تمام سعی خودشو میکنه تا فراموشش کنه و نمیتونه! در رویای بابل ریچارد براتیگان با نثر زیبای خودش تمام حس درونی این رویا رو به تصویر میکشه اینکه شخصیت داستان در اکثر مواقع در رویای خودش به سر میبره و حتی حضور در رویای بابل رو به زندگی واقعی ترجیح میده و در مواقعی تمام تلاشش رو میکنه تا رویاش رو هرچند به صورت موقتی فراموش کنه و به زندگی واقعی برگرده که البته ناکام می‌مونه به هر صورت توصیه میکنم خوندن کتاب رو به هر کسی که رویایی تو سرش داره! ( )
  ablomof | Feb 18, 2012 |
one of the more focused stories i've read of brautigan's. it's sort of hard to really pinpoint a main plot in brautigan's work. it's so 'out there' it's an exercise just to experience it at times, never mind try to figure it out!
however, this novel is basically about the life of a private detective with the misfortune of being unable to stop himself from daydreaming. i enjoyed it. ( )
  Sativa | Oct 19, 2011 |
been a while since i read this...im surprised by so many people disliking brautigan. ive checked out several of the libraries and sent them hate notes.
best detective novel ever. ( )
  iatethecloudsforyou | Dec 10, 2010 |
It's not his best, but it's fun and funny, similar to Hawkline Monster in that it spoofs a pulp genre. Atypical for Brautigan, it involves suspense, which makes for a[n even] faster read, but takes away what I really like about Brautigan: with typical good books, you think, "Oh, I liked that, let's see what happens next;" with Brautigan, you think, "Oh, I liked that, let's go back and read it again" (bad for publishers, good for people who want an excuse to keep books they've already read). ( )
  comfypants | Jan 31, 2009 |
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When you hire C.Card, you have scraped the bottom of the private eye barrel. And when Card is hired to steal a body from the morgue, he needs to stop dreaming, find bullets for his gun and get there before someone else does. Not since Trout Fishing in America has Brautigan so successfully combined his wild sense of humour with his famous poetic imagination. In this parody of the hard-boiled crime novel, the adventures of seedy, not-too-bright C.Card are a delight to both the mind and the heart.

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