It is 1970, and Angel is a desperado who despises rules and authority above all else, with the possible exception of cruelty towards women. While inhabiting a world attempting to recover from student riots, Angel—who is exhausted by the sheer volume and rancor of political discourse—decides to turn to his two favorite things: literature and women.
As Angel chases love on the campus of Dartmouth, he finds that the most astounding movement of the sixties was not civil rights or antiwar clamor, but instead, it is the liberation of women. While attempting to merge his passions into a single orb, Angel—who has somehow become a cross between an accidental playboy and literary nerd—sometimes succeeds gloriously. Other times, not so much. As he moves from bedroom to classroom and classroom to bedroom, Angel smokes weed with the hope of gaining clarity. But as time goes on, Angel cannot help but wonder if he will ever be able to view the world from a woman’s perspective or whether he will go down in flames as a fortuitous playboy who never determined the difference between lust and love.
Angel blends sex, drugs, comedy, and literary influences into a wild brew as a Dartmouth student embarks on a journey of self-discovery during 1970s America.
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Wow! Turn on the fan and bring me a glass of water…"Angel" is brilliantly sexy. Like many people with busy, hurried lives, I have not picked up a book in quite some time. If you are looking for a pleasurable read that will awaken your inner fire, "Angel" does not disappoint. Traveling with Angel ( a true lover of women, adrenaline, and intellectual prowess) through Dartmouth college in the seventies… is definitely a journey you want to take. You might find yourself testing your literary knowledge or maybe concockting a playlist of forgotten songs. " Angel" will awaken your sensual side and expand your mind alike.I would offer to lend my copy of the book but there are fingernail indentions on the edges of the pages. Buy your own copy and settle in for this wonderfully deviant ride. Enjoy! Thank you Richard Ernest Braithwaite.
It's hard to admit but every time I shower now I imagine Angel's hands on me, washing me. You'll see - it's one of the delightful recurring themes in this book about Angel and his quirky, hippie, nerdy college friends. I had thought that the sweetness in romantic novels had been crowded out by more crass elements, but this book has restored my faith… and reawakened my passion…literally. As a kid, I loved and sought out stories of swashbuckling heroes. Well Richard Braithwaite created Angel, an intellectual cowboy rebel who lives his philosophy of generous love and fights for his friends and his loves in the style of a modern day D'Artagnan. Any man that makes the mistake of offending or abusing especially a female friend will find himself painfully checked by Angel's avenging fury. Oh and Angel hero-worships smart sexy females with the appreciation of a connoisseur of fine art. But the loftiness of his ideals in no way gets in the way of the several love scenes that will leave you gasping and breathless, remembering what it was like to be young and in love and completely uninhibited. When you enter Angel's world, you won't want to leave.
Lord how I wish I had that 1970s Dartmouth experience! On one hand, I envy Angel for having the freedom to indulge his lust for sex and literature, and on the other I know he’s the kind of good hearted complex bad boy I would have fallen for. You, the reader, realize pretty quickly that Angel has a deep reverence and genuine love of women, and you are in for a treat meeting the amazing women that dance in and out of his life as well as the bros that always have his back. Thankfully I still have several chapters to savor, because I know when this ends I will feel a sweet sadness.