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"The most straightforward account of a Chicano's journey in search of a dream.."--The Los Angeles Times
In an attempt to find himself, Oscar Zeta Acosta, a.k.a. Brown Buffalo, goes on a road trip across America and into Mexico. Along the way, Oscar learns that he belongs to neither America nor Mexico, and he finally gets involved with the Chicano movement, which some law enforcement officials considered to be more dangerous than the Black Panthers. Acosta weaves a story through many sixties subcultures. He incorporates some vivid descriptions of a marijuana high and an acid trip. Some readers may be offended by Acosta's beat writer style, racial epithets, male-dominated perspective, and vulgar sense of humor, but I laughed out loud during several passages. The story slows down when Oscar hits the road, but it's an easy read, so the journey doesn't take too long. If you like the writing styles of Hunter S. Thompson or William Burroughs, then you'll probably like Acosta's writing.
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