Mr. Quark is a down-on-his luck pot-smuggler hiding out in the mountains of Colombia with his dog, High Pockets, and a small band of banditos led by the irascible Jose. Only months before, these three and their fearless associates were rolling in millions in cash and high-grade marijuana, eluding prosecution on “ridic
What did I learn from this book?
1. Always carry a grenade in my chest pocket.
2. Keep an airplane on stand-by.
3. Don't allow friends to have firearms.
4. Never go up against a sicilian when death is on the line.
Okay #4 I learned elsewhere ... but it is still an important lesson.
Olup biteni kozmik ve atomlar dünyasına göre yorumlayarak şaşırmaca oynamak ve oynatmak çabası.
Her şey olup bittikten sonra şaşıranın yazar mı, okur mu olduğu ikilemini yaşatan bir kitap.
It is, despite its length, a robust post-modern creation myth, where the anti-heroic Mr. Quark - Weisbecker's would-be prophet - seeks ...more
For many ...more
şöylede bir saçmalık yazıyor o yüzden 3 yıldızı haketti:
"Bohr’un, Lorenz’in ve Planck’ın öğretileri çok geçmeden Freud’un, Jung’un ve Fromm’un saçmalıklarının yerini alacak. Bunda hiç şüphe yok."
"Kendi türünden biriyle oturup anıları hatırlamaya bayılmayan bir Contrabandista hiç tanımadım. Tuhaf bir şeyler yapmanın nedeni de bazen yarı yarıya buymuş gibi gelirdi. Daha sonra olanlar hakk ...more
Bana hiçbir şey katmadı. Hüzünlendirmedi. Güldürmedi. Bomboş bir kitap. Nesini abarttıklarını anlamadım. Kuantumla da uzaktan yakından ilgisi yok.
Stupidly I lent the book to a friend and never saw it again. I would definitely re-read
"In Search of Captain Zero" is a su ...more
Sure, I smiled, even laughed a few times, and yeah, I kept turning pages to see where he was going with the madness, but it was the point at which he arrived at the point before he set out for the point that was never really there that ...more
Quantum physics and gun running...I mean come on.
A friend of mine passed me this book in the late 90's and it blew my freaking mind. As the internet became a thing we found out just how rare the book was. He had stolen his copy from the library (the way I am sure a large number of people ended up owning this book before the re release).
Once it came out again a few years later I was quick to buy a copy of my own and found even more to love the second time ...more
The wild claims of the author, especially with regard to what's based in reality and what isn't, really add to the dizzying pace and insanity of this cult classic.
The author makes a point about theoretical physics under the guise of drug-addled partying and hijinks. Cosmic Banditos is, if you really think about it, a much more accessible (and much less impressed with itself) Dancing Woo Li Masters in its explorati ...more
I'm trying to clear a backlog of books on my TBR list and this one has been there for years. No regrets about not having got to it sooner, although it does have its "laugh out loud" moments. The best way to describe it is that it's kind of a "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" of the 1980s. It has a strong Hunter Thompson vibe to it. It could have been called Gon ...more
Çok kültürlü dokusu, kutuplaşan dünyaya yönelttiği ince hicvi, çılgınlıkta sınır tanımayan karakterleri ve boğmadan anlatmaya çalıştıkları ile okuyanın yanına kar kalacak bir kitap Kozmik Haydutlar.
Btw: the introduction by the Author is definitely worth reading!