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Hippies

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  27 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Kent State University, Ohio, 1969. Senior Matt Kubik is having a groovy time sharing an off-campus duplex with three quirky guys and four far-out hippie chicks. His only goal is to find true love and romance -- until the anti-Vietnam war protests spin out of control.
Paperback, 302 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Creative Arts Book Company
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Aggie
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: hippie lovers, baby boomers
Recommended to Aggie by: no one
This was a great book. I loved it! It gave me the hippie fiction fix that I was craving. Told in the first person point of view, Matt Kubik is a senior at Kent State University, trying to beat the draft and stay sane in an insane world that is full of political protests, the growing anti-war sentiment, free love and lots of drugs. He and his friends make the most of their last year, having fun and trying not to think of being sent to Nam. Matt is a lovable dumbass, funny and sarcastic. He is try ...more
Franco Vite
Eh che diamine! :)
Anche il nostro paese ha avuto il suo movimento Hippies, e Matteo Guarnaccia, in questo bellissimo libro, ci fa da Virgilio nella scoperta di questo poco conosciuto momento storico.
E' un fiume carsico, il movimento "freak" italiano, che inizia negli anni '60, grazie ad alcuni illuminati personaggi (vedi di M. Philopat, I viaggi di Mel, Shake Edizioni), per crescere a dismisura negli anni '70, per poi tornare sottoterra dagli '80 in poi (underground, appunto).
Ma non tutto è fini
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Robin
Jan 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Descriptions of the town and campus are spot-on but the story is trite.
Catherine
Jan 28, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: memoir-biography
My God, the spelling and grammatical errors! One of my students "borrowed" my much-marked up copy (I couldn't resist the editing) and never returned it.
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