A heartbroken American writer starts a story about an ice-cold sombrero that falls inexplicably from the sky and lands in the centre of a small Southwest town. Devastated by the departure of his gorgeous Japanese girlfriend, he cannot concentrate on his writing and in frustration he throws away his beginning. But as the man searches through his apartment for strands of his lost love's hair, the discarded story in the wastepaper basket - through some kind of elaborate origami - carries on without him. Arguments over the sombrero begin, one thing leads to another and before long all hell breaks loose in the normally sleep town. Brautigan's fertile imagination twists and pulls at the ensuing chaos to come up with a tender, moving, surreal and incredibly funny tale that is told by a writer at the very peak of his creative powers.
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美国亚马逊： 10 条评论
Few real characters but an interesting ride2015年11月10日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Almost absurdist and certainly unrealistic, this novel is interesting, funny and beautifully written while having one and two dimensional characters who go nowhere for the whole book. I would describe this more as a long and engaging piece of prose than a novel. The short length and short chapters work well and make for a surprisingly easy read. 3.5 stars
Nightly amusing2015年5月16日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Read as Haruki Murakami is a fan, very funny and surreal. Great short book.
A Japanese Novel by an American Writer2013年4月27日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Richard Brautigan is the wordsmith of the 60's and 70's. The subtitle: A Japanese Novel, is entirely appropriate because of the form. Although it refers also to the estrangement from his Japanese wife, the structure presents an influence of the short form of Japanese poems and stories, mainly the haiku. It reminds me a lot of the French author Maxence Fermin's "Opium" and "Snow", also very influenced by the Oriental forms. I have never read a bad book by Richard Brautigan, and this one, though not on the same level as "Trout Fishing in America" or the great short stories collection "The Revenge of the Lawn", certainly doesn't desappoint.
Book delivered promptly from a long way away2013年2月26日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
An excellent novel in its original dust jacket and even with the original receipt inside. Exactly as advertised and I am very pleased. Many thanks. Richard Brautigan daft as ever, this book very much a reminder of my youth.