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Windowpane

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by Steve Perry
     
 

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There is magic in the music that Flint McClelland makes -- literally. Twenty years after the Summer of Love, Flint travels the world, searching for enspelled items that might bring back the spirit of the Sixties. There are powerful and evil forces set against him, and nothing is quite as it seems as Flint seeks the people and curios he needs to restart the Age of

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There is magic in the music that Flint McClelland makes -- literally. Twenty years after the Summer of Love, Flint travels the world, searching for enspelled items that might bring back the spirit of the Sixties. There are powerful and evil forces set against him, and nothing is quite as it seems as Flint seeks the people and curios he needs to restart the Age of Aquarius.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
The Age of Aquarius returns magically, replete with love, peace and paranoia, in this wispy flashback fantasy from Perry (Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire). Its hero, Flint McLelland, is a self-described "old hippie who wants to bring back the sixties." Living hand-to-mouth as a street performer playing old rock tunes on his charmed flute, footloose Flint rambles across the country seeking artifacts that mystically evoke specific years of the decade. Along the way, he gathers a small group of disciples, each fallen away from the counterculture, and informs them "when I have all the pieces, the spirit of the sixties is supposed to start to flower once more." His only obstacle is the Logician, an evil avatar of science and reason, who midway through the tale imprisons Flint in a psychiatric hospital and, in the guise of concerned Dr. Lojia, labors to convince him that he is really delusional patient Gerrard Hammond. Perry never makes it clear how the '60s will reassert themselves, or why, as his characters momentarily relive Vietnam, drug overdoses and radical bombings in addition to the Summer of Love, they would even welcome those years back. Though it has its moments, this draught of '60s lite largely proves that nostalgia isn't what it used to be. (Mar.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011106743
Publisher:
Steve Perry
Publication date:
09/20/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
995,186
File size:
966 KB

Meet the Author

Sixty-something fulltime writer, sixty-something books published, too. Father, grandfather, dogs, cat, guitar, the usual baggage.


New York Times Bestseller a few times ...

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harstan More than 1 year ago
Aging hippie street performer, Flint McLelland misses 1963 and desperately wants to see a return to the sixties. As he plays baby boomer golden oldies on his flute to earn loose change, Flint wanders the United States in search of sacred icons that represent the ¿Age of Aquarius¿................ Soon Flint gathers followers, mostly renegades, lost since the counterculture collapsed when the summer of love turned into the summer of riots end his cherished decade. He informs his aging flower horde that once he accumulates all the artifacts, the sixties will re-blossom stronger than ever. The evil scientist the Logician known in psychiatric wards as Dr. Lojia captures the hero. Logician insists that the flutist is patient Gerrard Hammond struggling to come back from a delusional trip into the past of his mind....................... WINDOWPANE is an intriguing drama that leaves the audience to wonder if Flint is a mental case never recovered from drugs or a Pied Piper locked away to abort his tune. The tale provides a nostalgic look at the sixties, but not through rose colored glasses as some bad karma such as overdoses, riots, Nam, and bombings haunt the followers. Though well written and engaging especially for boomers, the tale never quite lights the reader¿s fire to let their hair down along with Mary down Penny Lane, but his is still a haunting fantasy trip....................... Harriet Klausner