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  • Paperback
  • 533
  • Sailor Song
  • Ken Kesey
  • English
  • 08 November 2017
  • 9780140139976

10 thoughts on “Sailor Song

  1. says:

    I first read this book during unfortunate personal circumstances circa 1993 It immediately resonated with the 25 year old rebel that I considered myself to be at the time Over the years I've read this book about once every five years and am currently on my 4th copy after giving it to a number of folks with the understanding that they were to pass it along A lot of the reviews here want to make comparisons to cuckoo and notion Fo

  2. says:

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion are two of the greatest novels I've read Like those two Kesey's Sailor Song is full of memorable characters and a wonderful imaginative plot that keeps the reader intrigued Lots of s

  3. says:

    This book seemed much longer than it really was Other than the run in with Greener and the last two chapters not much interesting happened Any comparison with McMurphy and Sallas can only be found with two people on opposite ends of the spectrum Many reviews I read made them sound like the same person No colorful personalities in this town either Just a cast of trite characters in a rundown muddy hovel of a to

  4. says:

    The phrase I was searching for throughout Sailor Song was wish fulfillment It's difficult to read the protagonist

  5. says:

    Chances are you've only read One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest Chances are you have no intention of reading this last Ken Ke

  6. says:

    Wow I really liked this book for like 78's of the way through Kesey paints a wonderful picture of a small coastal Alaskan fishing village full of colorful characters that come into good fortune brought on by big business hollywood types There was just the right amount of salty sea anecdotes heroes dressed in middle class garb villains with suspicious motives vigilante religiosity paranoid drug pushers and reformed drunks all working the var

  7. says:

    I never finished reading this but I watched Kesey write it at the Dirty D in Astoria When he held a book singing at the Maritime Museum after completing the book for the first and only timefor myself I went to get an author's signature on a book I once went to a book signing for a Star Wars book as a gift for my cousin Pete who loves Star War

  8. says:

    Strap on your rubber tire coat head for the boat stow your blow up lifesuit and Jeep on up to Kuinak Alaska home to the best motley crew of ne'er do wells Underdogs albino villains crustybusty women and angelic Real Deal Native Alaskans Throw in some scoot a lot of history and geography and scientific stuff and a roaring plea for decency and

  9. says:

    Ken Kesey is one of the great riffers in the history of American letters Unfortunately this novel reveals itself in the end as nothing but one long riff with many sub riffs along the way – no plot no point no plan nothing but high wire literary acrobaticsWell okay not nothing Kesey has a gift for crafting memorable characters and although his literary voice can be tough and sardonic it can also be surprisingly empathet

  10. says:

    This was the best book choice I made in 2017 I fell in love with and could relate to almost every beautifully developed character I became a better reader and a inspired writer by engaging with this piece of literature At times I felt like I was there in Kuinak with the mangy dogs the Deaps and the sketchy movie directors I felt like I could smell the garbage fire and hear the feral pigsI was going to lend my copy to a friend bu

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Sailor Song

War escalates into a struggle for the soul of the town as the novel spins and swirls toward a harrowing climaxKesey has given us a uniue and powerful novel about America and this epic tale of the north is a vibrant moral fable for our ti. I never finished reading this but I watched Kesey write it at the Dirty D in Astoria When he held a book singing at the Maritime Museum after completing the book for the first and only timefor myself I went to get an author s signature on a book I once went to a book signing for a Star Wars book as a gift for my cousin Pete who loves Star Wars and liked that particular author I remember particularly the effort that Kesey put into personalizing each book He didn t just have a pen Best Wishes Ken he had an assortment of magic markers in various colors glue sticks glitter and other sparkly things and he would take a moment to talk to each person and then create a uniue signature in colored inks and sparkle I was surprised if he took that much time with each person who wanted a signed book how long would it take for him to complete his book tour Other uestions aside the effort he took impressed me and a few years later when I was living in Springfield Oregon not far from The Farm I thought of him affectionately as a neighbor although I never actually saw him again that I remember I feel a little foolish that I never finished the book and I don t think that I have that copy any longer Too many moves in too few years

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Set in the near future in the fishing village of Kuinak Alaska a remnant outpost of the American frontier not yet completely overcome by environmental havoc and mad dog development Sailor Song is a wild rollicking novel a dark and cosmic. This book seemed much longer than it really was Other than the run in with Greener and the last two chapters not much interesting happened Any comparison with McMurphy and Sallas can only be found with two people on opposite ends of the spectrum Many reviews I read made them sound like the same person No colorful personalities in this town either Just a cast of trite characters in a rundown muddy hovel of a town But still not a bad book I loved how the last two chapters ran everyone s stories together with nothing than a paragraph break each time Before I read this I went out and bought Sea Lion so I could be familiar with the premise of this book not knowing that the Sea Lion is printed in it s entirety in Sailor Song

review Sailor Song

Romp The town and its denizens colorful refugees from the Lower Forty Eight and Descendants of Early Aboriginal People are seduced and besieged by a Hollywood crew come to film the classic children's book The Sea Lion The ensuing turf. Wow I really liked this book for like 78 s of the way through Kesey paints a wonderful picture of a small coastal Alaskan fishing village full of colorful characters that come into good fortune brought on by big business hollywood types There was just the right amount of salty sea anecdotes heroes dressed in middle class garb villains with suspicious motives vigilante religiosity paranoid drug pushers and reformed drunks all working the various angles of dealing with the draw of moneytourism to small town communities that made for an enjoyable read for most of the novel The ending really blew this book for me and left me frustrated with the author The novel seemed to be building toward revealing itself to be either a great tale of misfortune of the life of small fishing towns in the age of big business or a triumph of the spirit of a small town against its own greed lead by heroic characters that we had grown to love Instead the ending twist left me as a reader frustrated by the ending swirl of detail that the author leaves the reader with A wonderful novel for most of the read but a bitter disappointment of an endingthis being my first Kesey novel I am interested to read others but probably only 1 if this disappointing ending bit is repeated


About the Author: Ken Kesey

American writer who gained world fame with his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1962 filmed 1975 In the 1960s Kesey became a counterculture hero and a guru of psychedelic drugs with Timothy Leary Kesey has been called the Pied Piper who changed the beat generation into the hippie movementKen Kesey was born in La Junta CO and brought up in Eugene OR Kesey spent his early years hun