The Ghost of Richard Brautigan

The Ghost of Richard Brautigan
Author: William Hammett
Language English
Pages: 240
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 3.83
Published: April 4th 2015 by Word Wrangler Publishing, Inc.

Lamont Bistro, a writing teacher married to Bourbon Street exotic dancer Jaguar Montaigne, receives regular visits from the ghost of Richard Brautigan, novelist and counterculture icon of the 1970s. In this short, quirky, fast-paced novel reminiscent of Brautigan's dark humor and satire, Brautigan challenges Bistro to write a novel about his sexy young wife, snake-handling evangelicals, a swamp monster, Babe Ruth, a gaudy theme park named Gatorworld, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Gulf War, a deity named Bob, and a planet diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. As Bistro writes, however, he wonders if he himself has become a character in a surrealistic novel by the late great Richard Brautigan.