The Coming of the Walrus

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When a down and out acid casualty stumbles across the greatest secret of the 1960s, all hell and half of heaven breaks loose. In his effort to find the famed Walrus of the Beatles legend, Dave Chalmers battles his way through demons, madmen, murderers and conspiracy tales to cross paths with nearly every myth and wild tale of the era including who killed John Kennedy, what really happened to Jimi Hendrix, the faking of Jim Morrison's death, where Elvis is today and what was the real power behind the greatest era....

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Overview

When a down and out acid casualty stumbles across the greatest secret of the 1960s, all hell and half of heaven breaks loose. In his effort to find the famed Walrus of the Beatles legend, Dave Chalmers battles his way through demons, madmen, murderers and conspiracy tales to cross paths with nearly every myth and wild tale of the era including who killed John Kennedy, what really happened to Jimi Hendrix, the faking of Jim Morrison's death, where Elvis is today and what was the real power behind the greatest era. A wild supernatural ride with loads of comedic twists that explores the legendary myths of the magical, mysterious 1960s including the greatest myth of all -- who and what was the Walrus?

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  • ISBN-13: 9781424326433
  • Publisher: Image Workshop
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2007

    The Definitive Guide to the Walrus Myth

    'The Coming of the Walrus' is the definitive novel for those who were born too late to experience the 60¿s, or for those who fondly recall the 60¿s, or even those who lived it but were too stoned then to remember any of it now. Here is author James Riordan¿s hilarious tale of Dave Chalmers and his harrowing search for the greatest truth of all. Dave Chalmers is a burned-out former reporter for Rolling Stone magazine. A fateful meeting with over-aged roadie Tom-Tom Brubaker at a concert in The Who¿s ¿last¿ tour sets in motion a chain of improbable events and meetings. When Tom-Tom¿s body turns up at the morgue following the concert, Dave Chalmers begins piecing together clues to a greater mystery and sets out on a personal quest to discover the identity of the legendary Walrus of Beatles song fame. Chalmers, a reluctant, ill-prepared, and delightfully unlikely hero, soon finds himself whisked along on a wild, globe-hopping carnival ride of discovery¿a roller coaster with angels and demons wrestling for the controls. Why are they interested in a nobody like Dave, you might ask? The answer is deceptively simple. Chalmers is determined to uncover the secret of the Walrus, to rediscover the source of all the ¿goodness¿ that existed in the 60¿s and, perhaps, to satisfy his foot fetish or a few other fantasies. To make matters worse, Dave¿s motivation for embarking on this quest is an enigma that even he cannot fathom. The author, skillfully stretching and manipulating even the most outrageous fables and conspiracy theories of the 60¿s, soon has his readers hoping¿and occasionally believing¿that there actually may be something to the Walrus Myth. In the broadest terms, 'The Coming of the Walrus' is a tale well worth reading. If not for some adult language, situations, and themes, I would have recommended this novel to anyone who can lay hands on a copy. One should be aware at the outset, however, that it is meant for mature readers who are comfortable in knowing that their humor gyroscopes may be more than a couple degrees out of calibration. My initial impression of the book, based on its appearance and rather limited information about it, was very enthusiastic. As a reader, I was not disappointed by this fast-paced, madcap tale that reminds me of a quirky melding of 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'. A great deal of the book¿s charm rests in the raw feel of the work. Surprisingly, the over-sized, trade paperback format and a few scattered typos within add to its immediacy and appeal. The often-humorous revelations about human nature, presented through Dave Chalmers¿ experiences, also have impact of a serious nature. After reading The Coming of the Walrus, it is easy to find oneself contemplating the big picture and marveling at the monumental battles between good and evil that raged in the 1960¿s. Even with the abundant humor straining to burst from between the covers of this book, readers can still believe that, perhaps, not everything about the Walrus is mere legend. Perhaps even peace, love, and understanding¿ So, dear readers, dive in for a swim with this Walrus, but watch out for the Roly-Poly Man!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2007

    Coming of the Walrus

    I loved this book! It kept me laughing while building excitement with every page. The hero tries to find out who was the Walrus -- the power behind the 60s and he comes across every great 60s myth and character while doing it. If you loved the 60s or rock music, you've got to read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2007

    Coming of the Walrus

    The Coming of the Walrus had me in stitches. While this is a conspiracy adventure about the myths of the 1960s it is written in such a humorous style that every moment that is not exciting keeps you laughing. Evryone from Bob Dylan to Paul McCartney to Mick Jagger is in here with a depth and honesty that is very relevant to the era. They're all part of the world of the Walrus. The book keeps you on the edge of your seat. Who was the Walrus? Was he the force nehind the magic of the 60s? Was he good or evil? Don't miss reading this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2007

    A Fun Ride Through the 60s

    The Coming of the Walrus is both exciting and hilarious. I couldn't put it down and laughed all night long. Every great thing about the 60s is somehow woven into this novel. The books hero starts out a total loser but rises to each new challenge as he sets out to find out who or what was the Walrus -- the man behind everything great about the 60s. Before long people start getting killed. Is the Walrus the killer or is someone trying to stop our hero from finding him? A great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2007

    Is the secret finally revealed?

    This book is fabulous and unlike anything you have ever read before. It is funny, bizarre and thought provoking. It is a magical, mystical story that can be interpreted on multiple levels, but at the core of the story is a profound message of faith and spirituality. This is an outstanding read and one you will never forget.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2007

    The Mystery of the Decade!

    What a great story! This novel presupposes that there really was someone behind all the greatevents of the 60s -- the man the Beatles referred to only as The Walrus. The hero of the book follows clues he find in songs, movie props, and other wild places to track down who was the Walrus and what happened to him. Meanwhile, someone is trying to kill our hero and his life gets stranger and stranger every day. It's a great story and it f-u-n-n-y! I laughed out loud almost every page. All the legends of the 60s are characters in the book and all the myths of the era are part of the plot. I loved it!

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