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Old 07-10-2005, 12:34 PM  
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Underrated Book #1 - The Fan Man

This is the first in a series of underrated literature Id personally like to share with the Planet. There are a myriad works of art since the dawn of time that have not been given their due artistic merit. Remarkable pieces of music, art, and stories that have garnered critical acclaim, but were never embraced by the mass. So, without further ado- let us begin:

William Kotzwinkle The Fan Man
1974



From the man who brought us E.T. we get an achingly funny account of Horse Badorties. This is a novel of the counterculture a gross, sleazy, and hilarious misadventure of a hippie in the East Village trying to sell small battery-powered fans. It may be read as a satire on the hippie generation, but dont kid yourself- this is a brilliant novel that reads like a drug-crazed conversation.

From the very beginning of the novel, the reader is introduced to the comical character of Horse Badorties:

I am alone in my pad, man, my piled-up-to-the ceiling-with-junk pad. Piled with sheet music, with piles of garbage bags bursting with rubbish and encrusted frying pans on the floor, embedded with unnameable flecks of putrified wretchedness in grease. My pad, man, my own little Lower East Side Horse Badorties pad.

Just wait until you get to Dorky Day!

This is a fun read. Highly recommended.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:37 PM   #2
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Get a blog and stop polluting our fine front page.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:38 PM   #3
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Get a blog and stop polluting our fine front page.
Sure, whatever you say.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:47 PM   #4
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Sure, whatever you say.

dude you have 7 threads about this shit so far, with no doubt several stewing in the pipeline. Get a www.CosmicPalIsHere.com or something, so we can look at your great ideas at our leisure instead of bumping all of the Scanlon threads off of the front page and into obscurity.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:55 PM   #5
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dude you have 7 threads about this shit so far, with no doubt several stewing in the pipeline. Get a www.CosmicPalIsHere.com or something, so we can look at your great ideas at our leisure instead of bumping all of the Scanlon threads off of the front page and into obscurity.
Well, sorry to burst your front page viewing pleasure. Gawd knows it's tough to keep up with the Scanlon threads.

I don't get to post on the Planet like I used to. You might recall how I nearly lost my job while posting on the Planet. It was my daily release from the stress, but that luxury has been taken away from me. I'm out most nights and weekends, and today I just felt like sharing a little shit with the Planet. I know it must be annoying, but if it bothers you that much- very well- I'll just go ***** with other peeps and leave you to your wealth of Scanlon threads.
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