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Summary Sailor Song

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 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 For the life of me I can t understand why Sailor Song is an animal of it s own species Fantastic characters great story within a story and wonderful locations work together to form what continues to be one of my all time favorite bits of societal reflection Get over the ending folks That magnetic polar swapping stuff is all the rage these days Not to mention that watching and waiting for the sea to give up her dead or living for that matter is as archetypical as it getsThank you Ken for leaving us with this enduring and thoroughly enjoyable work

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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

Ken Kesey ☆ 6 Summary

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 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 empathetic Sailor Song has moments of great pathos and beauty along with moments of surreal invention and winning freewheeling humor What it doesn t have is an ending It s as if Kesey gave up on his own story and just hoped we wouldn t notice


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 understandi

  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 social commentary mixed in too which holds up two decades after the book was writtenProblem is with a massive book like this the reader would expect a great payoff Kesey ke

  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 ei

  4. says:

    The phrase I was searching for throughout Sailor Song was wish fulfillment It's difficult to read the protagonist Ike Sallas as anything but the man hero that Kesey constructed in McMurphy of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

  5. says:

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

  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

  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

  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 f

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