Chaos and Mayhem

Chaos and Mayhem

by Allen Adcock


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Chaos theory teaches us that Nature most often works in patterns which are caused by the sum of many tiny pulses. Any small deviation from an initial condition produces a gigantic change in the ultimate working out of that pattern. This is easily observable in individual lives; wherein, a seemingly insignificant modification of an action produces a change of such magnitude, as to be almost inconceivable.

This adventure begins in 1946 in a small Arkansas town, and moves through the tumultuous Chicago of the '60s and '70s from one hallucinogenic episode to another. The author's life is laid bare, oscillating between innocence and decadence, cynicism and idealism, hope and despair, it illustrates the chaos and complexity of the times.

This surrealist memoir of growing up during Cold War times is an honest man's attempt to address life in a chaotic universe, in all its joy and horror, degradation and redemption. Drawn in the raw style of a modern mind, and with something herein to offend every sensibility, it may not be for the faint of heart. Hieronymus Bosch meets William S. Burroughs, Thomas Wolfe, and Nelson Algren, and they sing a love song to life. This is an account of one intrepid psychic explorer careening through a montage of kaleidoscopic visions.

"Life isn't a 'journey', it's a fucking trip, man!" Headshop Joe

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502440389
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/03/2015
Pages: 604
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.22(d)

About the Author

Allen Adcock was born in Crossett, Arkansas and has lived his adult life in Chicago. After a career within the federal bureaucracy and raising his family, he has been writing and working on a screenplay on the life of Alexander Hamilton. He holds A.B. and A.M. degrees in Economics from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and has also attended Wayne State University and the University of Chicago.

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