Be Not Content

Be Not Content


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Be Not Content by William Craddock

Be Not Content is a coming-of-age novel set in San Jose, California, in the mid 1960s-describing William Craddock's experiences as a young acid-head. This is a hip, profound, and wonderfully-written book, a unique chronicle of the earliest days of the great psychedelic upheaval. Be Not Content is filled with warmth and empathy, tragic at times, and very funny in spots, a wastrel masterpiece where laughter plays counterpoint against the oboes of doom. A mystical underground masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984758555
Publisher: Transreal Press
Publication date: 05/24/2012
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 702,354
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

William Craddock was born in 1946, and grew up in Los Gatos, California. His family was well-off, with his father an executive. As a teenager, Craddock said that he wanted to be an outlaw and a published author before he was twenty-two. He achieved these goals, joining the Night Rider Motorcycle Club and finishing his masterpiece, Be Not Content, at the age of twenty-one. Craddock attended San Jose State college, he wrote for the Santa Cruz "Good Times" newspaper, published a second novel, Twiliight Candelabra, and wrote three more novels, still unpublished. He died in 2004.

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Be Not Content 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
taking a title from Christ's statement 'Be not content with this system of things' the main character Abel Eregore moves from poet to biker to human. Amongst all the confusion of the emerging hippie/berekely scene, were the legendary Acid Tests challenging those who dared to seek something beyond the world that had been handed to them. the most demanding judge is one's own soul, and while you may not find the answers, you are still required to seek.