The Fan Man

The Fan Man

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by William Kotzwinkle, Keith Bendis
     
 

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I've been illustrated and pixelated, man. My roaches have been lovingly depicted in their little boat, rowing through my pad. Yes, man, to celebrate Dorky Day, the illustrated edition of The Fan Man is now available for downloading into your very own precious valuable e-reader. The pictures are amazingly authentic, man, with detail down to roach level. You can see…  See more details below

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I've been illustrated and pixelated, man. My roaches have been lovingly depicted in their little boat, rowing through my pad. Yes, man, to celebrate Dorky Day, the illustrated edition of The Fan Man is now available for downloading into your very own precious valuable e-reader. The pictures are amazingly authentic, man, with detail down to roach level. You can see dope-smoking pigeons and there's a beautiful one of the Pope of Junk, with deep religious feelings moving in his heart just before he sells me a worthless yellow school bus.

It's all here, man, your favorite characters and mine. With just a click of your finger, you can have Uncle Skulky in your attic, and Hawkman, man, climbing through the window of your digital device. How wonderful, man, once again you can read Horse Badorties monologues to your friends in the dorm or the nearby jail cell.

"This is music to be played in the head, and only the quickest, least inhibited sight-readers can play it as written, and thus hear head music the likes of which, prior to its publication in 1974, had never been heard. It was and remains important." From Kurt Vonnegut's forward

"The landmark novel of the dusking of the Age of Aquarius is William Kotzwinkle's The Fan Man." Herbert Gold

"Kotzwinkle has invented a human dada, full of one-line gags and comic perceptions." New York Times Book Review

"The Fan Man cuts through so many games that it leaves a trail of clear light." Ram Dass

"Old Horse is one hell of a character, man." Philadelphia Bulletin

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Editorial Reviews

Seattle Times - Staff Reviewer
A delightfully, often devastatingly funny novel… William Kotzwinkle is a first-rate fabulist and has created in Horse Badorties a new kind of American character who, while dwelling in the realms of the fantastic, touches upon far more aspects of contemporary life then do many so-called American characters… (Horse is a) kind of Ginger Man, Lucky Jim, Huck Finn, and Easy Rider all mixed up in one… a marvelous creation.
New Republic - William Kennedy
This short, artfully structured, supremely insane novel is Buddha's story, turned inside out… Horse Badorties walks into American literature a full-blown achievement, a heroic godheaded head, a splendid creep, a sublime prince of the holy trash pile … send congratulations to William Kotzwinkle, also a hero, man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148447849
Publisher:
William Kotzwinkle
Publication date:
10/24/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

American novelist William Kotzwinkle is a two-time recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a Book Critics Circle award nominee, a winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Prix Litteraire des Bouquinistes des Quais de Paris, the PETA Award for Children's Fiction, and he wrote the narration for Michael Jackson's E.T. record which won a special children's Grammy.

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The Fan Man 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The first and, so far as I know, still the best portrayal of a pothead in the sixties, when this state of mind was the norm for the 'boomer' generation. And, as befits the subject, it's hilarious too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of William Kotzinkle's Great books. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and most of all it made me think. Think about life, think about happiness, and most of all think about what is acceptable in culture today, and what should be done about those bums. My third Kozwinkle book and my favorate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first William Kotzwinkle book I have read, but after reading it I am prepared to read more. If you are a fan of Ken Kesey's one flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, read this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best reads I have had this year. Recommended by a friend and read front to cover in one sitting, I was completely facinated and enchanted. Another wonderful piece of work by Kotzwinkle.