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Deadhead mystery novel available for FREE! (sponsored by author)

I am Kearney Street Books' publicist. Kearney Street Books is a small, independent publishing house which focuses on books about music. Currently, we are sponsoring free book discussions for Gary McKinney's new mystery novel, "Slipknot." "Slipknot" is a mystery featuring County Sheriff Gavin Pruitt, Deadhead.
Set the year before Jerry Garcia's death, "Slipknot" takes place in picturesque rural Washington, and revolves around the murder of a politically prominent environmentalist - who was going to decide whether a local forest is logged or not. The future of the local logging industry is dependent upon the decision - but so are the lives of the wildlife within the forest.
Gavin must figure out who the killer is, all the while quoting classic Grateful Dead songs, taking up jamming sessions, and dealing with his daughter's new "hippie" boyfriend.
If you are interested in learning more about "Slipknot," there are limited free copies available. If enough people are interested, a discussion group can be started.
This isn't spam - we just want to get the word out about a great book featuring the Grateful Dead. Since the music can be downloaded for free, why not allow the same in literature - except this offer is available for a limited time.
(Again, this isn't spam - there will only be a few offers made at similar sites devoted the Dead)
You can also read the entire first chapter of "Slipknot" for free at Kearney Street Books' website, kearneystreetbooks.com

You can contact me for more information,
Laura Clement

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On The Road and more

grdaed73 actually most of Kerouac's books are part of a series describing his life in semi -autobiographical form. But I think On the Road is the most exciting and fresh with the pure joy of living before he sank into the despair of an alcohol addiction. Other good ones are Desolation Angels and the Subterraneans My own favorite besides On The Road is The Dharma Bums which describes the beats in San Francisco and their interest in Buddhism and mountains and so much more and the beginning of the 60's counterculture (though there have always been countercultures). The hero of The Dharma Bums is Gary Snyder. Many of the people mentioned in Kerouac’s books are fairly well known if not famous writers.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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just finished reading

"on the road", been meaning to read it for three decades. yes, yes,,i do procrastinate slightly. kids got it for me for my b-day, i'm 3 years older than the book. it's unbelievable how it parallels life(s) that i('ve) know(n). and now i know the rest of the story!
is there a sequel, i'd really like to see how the other my life turns out? ;)))

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some comix are great!!!

The Fabulous furry Freak-Brothers (not allways politically corecct hehe) The Stories of WonderWartHog

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Randall Kenan

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead

I feel kind of like I'm on Reading Rainbow: Very interesting spiritual short stories,
check it out. Oh, its not a Dead book.

PEACE

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Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

My son, who will be 12 tomorrow, just discovered the series of books. I had forgotten how much fun they are, and we are having a great time reading them aloud (while am here, that is, am leaving again the day after his birthday)
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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Samuel Clemens

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first time I saw that movie

it freaked me out BAD! No chemicals involved.

Later in life we got along better.

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2001

I remember going to that movie quite a few times in 1969 with my buddies, and every time we went we tried a different chemical. I guess we wanted to make sure we didn't miss anything.

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yes Marye. very funny

As one of my friends says "he ( meaning me) has been hearing that for 40 years", but it still makes me smile when I hear it knowing that the person is 2001 fan and my name is part of it.

Released in 1968, what an amazing year.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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thanks, Hal

I guess the cosmic pod bay doors have opened...

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