[EPUB] (Season of the Witch)

Season of the Witch

James Leo Herlihy ã 4 Summary

Less It reads like the kind of Really Deep Really Insightful Young deep really insightful young novel that doesn t get written so much any I don t recommend giving it to an actual teenage girl of 2014 however unless you are willing to explain a lot I don t have any idea how Herlihy got "so deeply inside the head of a teenage girl but I identified with the main character completely It "deeply inside the head of a teenage girl but I identified with the main character completely It too bad that this book has been overshadowed by Herlihy s earlier amous work since I Seduced by the CEO feel this is a much successful novel in many ways This book was published in 1971 the year I graduated high school and pretty much the year I became aull The Secret Ingredient fledged hippie I don t know why I have put off reading it so long I guess in part it was aear of disappointment And honestly my experiences were so very different rom Gloria s the main character s who renames herself Witch that although I could relate to most of the events in the book they were uite different rom my life Gloria s journal covers mostly her experiences in 1969 when she was 16 years old which is the same age I was that year However Gloria and her best Rekindled Romance (Home to Dover, friend John renamed Roy run away to New York City because his draft number came up and he didn t want to go to Vietnam so he decided to go undergroundTheir initial adventures in the city are pretty grim until theyind a home in a sort of urban commune There are a variety of characters there and some of the things they do like smoking marijuana and dropping acid are things that I and my Crown Princes Bought Bride friends did too I never dropped acid I knew my brain was already too messed up and I was afraid acid would send me over the edge But marijuana was a mellow high And we too believed that if people turned on learned to get high and listened to the message of the music love your brother and sister if people s eyes were just opened to the power of love there would truly be peace on Earth Yesolks we actually believed that until Watergate revealed how corrupt and unscrupulous our leaders even here in the United States actually were There are many opinions about when the Sixties actually ended For me it was Watergate and the realization that the establishment as we called it was His Rebel Bride far corrupt than most of us could have imaginedIt was amusing and a little sad to read the section where Witch envisions auture utopia where everyone lives in peace and harmony I think during that period of time before Watergate some of us who were naive like me actually thought it might be possible And look where we are todaySome of the narrative was a bit cringe inducing especially when the various members of the group get into political and sociological discussions The thing to remember is despite the assassinations of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King despite the devastation of the Vietnam War despite the violence involved in the Civil Rights movement people did honestly have hope or a better world then Some people have that hope now and are did honestly have hope or a better world then Some people have that hope now and are Six Minutes to Midnight for it but things are not as clear cut now as they seemed back thenI really didn t see why Gloriaelt the need to go back and try to make peace with her mother Perhaps because that was not my experience Once I left home I went back to visit but I never expected my parents to understand my way of thinking I certainly didn t discuss my lifestyle It would have horrified them I thought the last line of the book was overly sentimental I just saw a suirrel I used to know but I m not sure. Nd she Redemption finds it In this major new bestseller the author of Midnight Cowboy brings vividly Iound this book in very classic movie this how I ound my "favorite book way shopping in a lea market one day I picked the book up "book way shopping in a flea market one day I picked the book up its plain black cover interested me I also market one day I picked the book up its plain black cover interested me I also several other books that day and I thought hey I might actually like some of these and began reading the one on top which happened to be this book Wonderful novel it truly embodies the Wanted feeling of living in NYC in 1969 Ielt Dark Oil free and like the possibilities were endless yet constantly reminded of the troubles of the real world Couldn t have been written an Iirst came across this book at a laundromat in college and while waiting A Scandalous Situation for the whites to dry picked it up became glued and ended upolding it carefully into my laundry bag to Dark Obsession finish at home I have never read Herlihy s Midnight Cowboy but do have it on my to read list If it is anything like thisirst person narrative of 60 s exploits I am going to be in engossed The voice of this self professed teen revolutionary is truly a voice we all once had Her Her Hawaiian Homecoming full circle journey is jammed packed with all sorts of social nuances that are not just specific to the 60 s I honestly have a hard time explaining why I enjoyed this novel There should have been so much about it that made me go What am I reading Is this a book about politics marijuana incest government teenagers utopia or the insanity of one girl There was so much this book did an excellent job of explaining withouteeling like you needed to choke on detailsWitch the name the main character takes on when she runs away Fortunes Hero (The Fortunes of Texas: Whirlwind Romance from home tells the whole novelrom her point of view as she writers it in her diary She and her best The Ideal Choice friend John escape to New York after he s received his draft letter in September of 1969 In New York they meet people like them against the war but pro smoking marijuana and talk The whole novel is a lot of discussions between people and their thoughts and what they believe a perfect society would be Meanwhile Witchinds her Dominics Child father and tries to get the communist to join her side of thinking The ending is disappointing there is no resolution to anything really but at the same time it completely worksor the novel The novel was never about a hard plot that had a clear beginning middle and an end The novel was about Witch and how her interactions with others affected her thoughts and process Written in 1971 the novel is great insight into what some were thinking during the war though it is still a ictitious and to be taken with a grain of saltReasons to Read Excellent storytelling rom a high 17 year old character that keeps in character rather than giving voice to Herlihy You enjoy a little bit of history through the eyes of cloud smoke You enjoy older novelsReasons Not To Read Incest becomes a major plot point The characters aren t all that sympathetic No Resolution in the end 30 years later I am still uoting Royalist on the Run from this book about a young woman in search of her birthather during the turbulent late 1960 s It really seemed to capture the spirit of the times and was even better than Midnight Cowboy by the same author After reading Midnight Cowboy and wondering what else the author had written I came across this little gem in my library s storage Deadly Deceptions (Mojo facility It is definitely a novel of its time documenting thelower power era of the late 60 s The One My Soul Loves from the point of view of a teenage runaway And yet there is also something about it that is time. You call her Gloria She calls herself 'Witch' Lookingor life in New York's East Village ,
He recognized me I realize this is supposed to represent the changes Gloria has gone through but I think the author could have ound a better metaphorI would recommend this book both to people who were in their teens and early twenties at the time it was published and to people who want to get an idea of what it was like to live through the Sixties and early Seventies and be a part of the hippie culture This book doesn t represent everyone but it gives a good general idea This almost read like a contemporary YA novel albeit a "YA novel written by Melanie You orget how intense the late Sixties must "novel written by Melanie You orget how intense the late Sixties must been and how beautifully carried away people got so many of them searching Marriage on Trial for a different system of living Season Of The Witch is at times so dated that youeel both massively embarrassed or it and kind of protective over it like you would with an overly earnest teenager although at times it was also remarkably self aware It works because it takes the orm of a journal so really we are looking at the world through Witch s eyes which is uite sweet a bit deluded and sometimes really annoying It reminded me of the stories I used to write when I was little about me and my two best Fairytale Formula friends Simon and Steven in a spaceship saving the planet and breaking our other not as closeriends out of space jail which had lasers instead of prison bars Me and Witch both wrote things like and then we said wow a lot For those of us born in the Seventies and beyond the Sixties remain seductively elusive but I enjoyed this because it is so unabashedly a product of those bewildering The Huntress (Secret Vampire Society, few years There is something so wonderfully sincere and open and hopeful about the writing that you can t helpeeling the sadness of our loss and all the regret that comes with hindsight and the knowledge that really this was as beautiful and radical as it ever got CuriousI had no expectations when I started this book having not heard of it or the author before After a Contract Baby (The Husband Hunters, few pages I was a little worried it would turn into some old guys condescending view of the hippies written at the very moment when hippies were starting to become big cultural stars The book is written as a series of journal entries composed by Gloria who renames herself Witch in the course of the story and the language is so earnest Gloria and herriend the awkward gay
teen boy john 
boy John renames himself Roy are at All That Glitters first so naive so earnest so uick to affirm each other that it seems like a set up as though the author is with us winking at their sillinessBut Herlihy takes a difficult path He explores the characters unfolding their layers sending them out into a world that is both dangerous and accepting Witch and Roy run awayrom their suburban Detroit homes and end up in How did I miss this book back when I was a teenager I re read this book Medusas Folly from 1972 that chronicles the lives of Gloria and Johnteenaged hippies Gloria is an earth mother wanna be and John is avoiding the draft Mr Herlihy writes this book as if he s lived this life of peace love drugs and revolution Filled with believable characters and events I was surprised to realize at the end of the book that the story covers only a two month time span If you want to live through the times of the Vietnam War Timothy Leary and Abbie Hoffman this is a great read Gives one a chance to re live those times or become immersed in that time and culture as a learning experience. O life the revolution of the permissive society the world of youthree love drugs and dang. ,


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    [EPUB] (Season of the Witch) This almost read like a contemporary YA novel albeit a YA novel written by Melanie You forget how intense the late Sixties must have been and how beautifully carried away people got so many of them searching for a different system of living Season Of The Witch is at times so dated that you feel both massively embarrassed for it and

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    Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã James Leo Herlihy [EPUB] (Season of the Witch) 30 years later I am still uoting from this book about a young woman in search of her birth father during the turbulent late 1960's It really seemed to capture the spirit of the times and was even better than Midnight Cowboy

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    review Season of the Witch [EPUB] (Season of the Witch) Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã James Leo Herlihy I found this book in a very classic movie this is how I found my favorite book way shopping in a flea market on

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    [EPUB] (Season of the Witch) Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã James Leo Herlihy review Season of the Witch CuriousI had no expectations when I started this book having not heard of it or the author before After a few pages I was a little worried it would turn into some old guys condescending view of the hippies written at the very moment when hippies were starting to become big cultural stars The book is written as a series of journal entries composed by Gloria who renames herself Witch in the course of the story an

  5. says: [EPUB] (Season of the Witch)

    [EPUB] (Season of the Witch) After reading Midnight Cowboy and wondering what else the author had written I came across this little gem in my library's storage facility It is definitely a novel of its time documenting the flower power era of the late 60's from the point of view of a teenage runaway And yet there is also something about it t

  6. says: Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã James Leo Herlihy James Leo Herlihy ã 4 Summary review Season of the Witch

    James Leo Herlihy ã 4 Summary Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã James Leo Herlihy review Season of the Witch I first came across this book at a laundromat in college and while waiting for the whites to dry picked it up became glued and ended up folding it carefully into my laundry bag to finish at home I have never read Herlihy's Midnight Cowboy but do have it on my to read list If it is anything like this first person narrative of 60's exploits I

  7. says: [EPUB] (Season of the Witch) Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã James Leo Herlihy

    [EPUB] (Season of the Witch) Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã James Leo Herlihy review Season of the Witch How did I miss this book back when I was a teenager?

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    [EPUB] (Season of the Witch) Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã James Leo Herlihy review Season of the Witch This book was published in 1971 the year I graduated high school and pretty much the year I became a full fledged hippie I don't know why I have put off reading it so long I guess in part it was a fear of disappointment And honestly my experiences were so very different from Gloria's the main character's who renames herself Witch that altho

  9. says: [EPUB] (Season of the Witch) James Leo Herlihy ã 4 Summary review Season of the Witch

    James Leo Herlihy ã 4 Summary Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã James Leo Herlihy [EPUB] (Season of the Witch) I honestly have a hard time explaining why I enjoyed this novel There should have been so much about it that made me go “What am I reading?” Is this a book about politics marijuana incest government teenagers

  10. says: [EPUB] (Season of the Witch)

    [EPUB] (Season of the Witch) Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã James Leo Herlihy review Season of the Witch I re read this book from 1972 that chronicles the lives of Gloria and Johnteenaged hippies Gloria is an earth mother wanna be and John is avoiding the draft Mr Herlihy writes this book as if he's lived this life of peace love drugs

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