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I Have America Surrounded by J.M.R. Higgs
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Feb 25, 10

Read in January, 2009

As with most 60s lit, this one does not differ too much in its hero worship, but it does fairly well at sticking to the whole truth, and you can decide from there if Tim is your hero or not. So I liked it alot for it's readability, succinctness, and somehow cramming all the very important facts in its pages about a very complex life, now gone. Some would say a waste, some would say he was not around long enough. Me, I'd say I wish that he could have been just a bit more circumspect and saw his own life more objectively. As it was, he stayed too much within his own bubble and LSD blinded him to reality, a delusion that many can easily be said to have succumbed to. The human being, in our current state, cannot handle the depths of the unleashing of the mind. It's just too much.

But the book is a great read.
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