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 acidhead. 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 that’s been virtually unobtainable for years.
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About the Author
William Craddock was born in 1946, and grew up in Los Gatos, California. As a teenager, Craddock said that he wanted to be an outlaw motorcyclist and a published author. He achieved these goals, joining the Night Riders Motorcycle Club and finishing his masterpiece, Be Not Content, at the age of twenty-one. The novel first appeared in 1970. Craddock attended San Jose State college, wrote for the Santa Cruz “Good Times” newspaper, published another novel, Twilight Candelabra, and wrote three more. He died in 2005.
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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.