Nitt-Witt Ridge [NOOK Book]

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Philo has had a happy childhood, growing up along the Big Sur coastline in Pine Bluff, California. Life takes a turn for the perverse, however, when his hippie father, Harley, discovers the chemical compound for Blissful Living Love-Radiance of Infinite Divine Being. As self-experimenting Harley soon finds out, the new drug has some undesirable side effects: specifically, it turns people into roosters with an ungovernable lust for trees. When Harley escapes to the sensuous pleasures of the forest, vowing to never...
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Overview

Philo has had a happy childhood, growing up along the Big Sur coastline in Pine Bluff, California. Life takes a turn for the perverse, however, when his hippie father, Harley, discovers the chemical compound for Blissful Living Love-Radiance of Infinite Divine Being. As self-experimenting Harley soon finds out, the new drug has some undesirable side effects: specifically, it turns people into roosters with an ungovernable lust for trees. When Harley escapes to the sensuous pleasures of the forest, vowing to never set foot on the ground again, Philo finds a surrogate father in Captain Nitt-Witt—the ancient, eccentric creator of the infamous folk art castle known as Nitt-Witt Ridge. During a summer apprenticeship with the Captain, Philo learns to practice Zen meditation and the manly art of trout fishing. But when a sanctimonious robo-rooster decides to wage a terrorist campaign against the citizens of Pine Bluff during the annual Helldorado Parade, it falls to Philo and the Captain to put an end to the violence by confronting the twisted family mystery that lurks behind the killer’s chrome-plated beak.


"Reading Nitt-Witt Ridge probably won't change your life in any meaningful way, but if you're the right kind of person it can provide you access to an alternate hippie-freak universe that's somewhat kinder and happier than the world we live in now (despite the occasional exploding hamster and the rampaging of a giant, vindictive, chrome robot-rooster).... It may be a shaggy, Brautiganesque bong water bubble of a book, but it's also semi-profound in its own laid back way and laugh-out-loud funny. Or at least I think so.

But what the hell do I know, right?"

—from the Introduction by Derek Swannson, author of Crash Gordon and the Mysteries of Kingsburg.
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Editorial Reviews

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“Crash Gordon delivers this unprecedented and extraordinary Zen koan-like novel with a voice as confident and alluring as the ancient Greek philosophers, but with much more humor.... Featuring an unpredictable cast of characters, this short but bittersweet psychedelic semi-autobiography is considerably more grassroots and elemental than anything by Richard Brautigan and is hipper, trippier, and trendier than Jakucho Setouchi. Listen… the flaming “crotch-o-lantern” is
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Nitt-Witt Ridge came at just the right time. Prior to reading I had been in a bit of a book funk, I wasn't finding anything that held my attention and I wasn't sure why. When a roommate of mine handed me this book and said "Josh, you like trippy stuff, this book is right up your alley," I was intrigued but unsure. After only reading a few pages I was hooked on this Crash Gordon masterpiece as though it was the best and most addicting drug that my eyes had ever tasted.

Nitt-Witt Ridge ha
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015530179
  • Publisher: Three Graces Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 236
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Crash Gordon is a pseudonym for a reclusive former journalist who divides his time between Big Sur and the East Coast.

Derek Swannson is the author of "Crash Gordon and the Mysteries of Kingsburg" and the forthcoming sequel, "Crash Gordon and the Revelations from Big Sur." He writes his books on trains and in a small, windowless room full of network servers just west of Chinatown in downtown Manhattan.
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  • Posted July 4, 2014

     I was blown away by this fantastical story! The world and chara

     I was blown away by this fantastical story! The world and character building were superbly done and wonderfully written. The main character Philo was a joy to journey with from baby to adult. The world Crash Gordon created is whimsical, something akin to Alice in wonderland, with meat eating chickens to religiously fervent T-Rex robot roosters, this read is a ride I'm glad I signed up for.

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