The Fan Man

The Fan Man❴Ebook❵ ➣ The Fan Man Author William Kotzwinkle – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The Fan Man is a comic novel published in by the American writer William Kotzwinkle It s told in the st person by the narrator, Horse Badorties, a down at the heels hippie living a life of drug fuele The Fan Man is a comic novel published inby the American writer William Kotzwinkle It s told in the st person by the narrator, Horse Badorties, a down at the heels hippie living a life of drug fueled befuddlement in New York City cThe book is written in a colorful, vernacular hippie speak tells the story of the main character s hapless attempts to put together a benefit The Fan Kindle - concert featuring his own hand picked choir ofyear old girls Horse is a somewhat tragic, tho historically humorous, character with echoes of other famous characters in popular culture such as Reverend Jim Ignatowski of Taxi fame In his inability to follow anything thru to completion he displays symptoms of attention deficit disorder tho this could equally be drug induced His defining characteristic is his joy in renting or commandeering apartments which he fills with street scavenged junk articles until full to bursting he moves on to his next pad The name fan man is a reference to another of his traits the collecting of fans of all shapes sizes. Feel the filth and dust, man, blowing into my eyes and the stench of piss and shit and vomit and old beer cans, man, up my nose We re back, man, where we belong.If Ignatius P Reilly had been motherless and born in a New York city park rather than humid Louisiana, taken to smoking herb and letting himself really go, man, he might have been spawned the twin of Horse Badorties, the protagonist and main Fan Man Kotzwinkle s prose is sparse, hilarious even genius at points and the only regret Feel the filth and dust, man, blowing into my eyes and the stench of piss and shit and vomit and old beer cans, man, up my nose We re back, man, where we belong.If Ignatius P Reilly had been motherless and born in a New York city park rather than humid Louisiana, taken to smoking herb and letting himself really go, man, he might have been spawned the twin of Horse Badorties, the protagonist and main Fan Man Kotzwinkle s prose is sparse, hilarious even genius at points and the only regret I have reading this book is that I didn t pick up the volume with the pictures I can only imagine how funny they are and how they add to the story.The 20th anniversary edition that I read published in 1994 came with a foreward by Kurt Vonnegut It s a short intro, but it is brilliant, and Vonnegut says things better than anyone else, so in his words this is why you, too, should read this book This is music to be played in the head, and only the quickest, least inhibited sight readers can play it as written, and thus hear head music the likes of which, prior to its publication in 1974, had never been heard.It was and remains important, but since it requires readers to be skilled performers, it can never be for everyone.And it is especially not for those who require writers, no matter how seemingly hilarious or how bizarre their subject matter, to indicate that they are in fact solid citizens, treasurers of sanity devoted to the well being of their communities In this book neither the author nor any characters in his cast offers the wispiest hint as to how healthy and reasonable people feel about its hero, Horse Badorties The moral stabilizer in this story, take it or leave it, is like the busted junk Badorties keeps buying for chaotically imagined future uses It is what Badorties thinks of himself while fogbound by drugs and absolutely terminal incompetence and loneliness.One must understand that in this book Badorties is the only judge, and that has to be judge enough, or, again, this book cannot be for you It is like an egg Everything which is supposed to be inside the shell is in there Good luck to the egg, and good luck to you.Many thanks to Rod for pointing me to this gem Fading out, man, it s starting to fade, but it will come back when the time is right Horse Badorties Every epoch needs its literary memorial And The Fan Man is an ideal memorial to the fabulously far out epoch of psychedelia.I just woke up, man Horse Badorties just woke up and is crawling around in the sea of abominated filthiness, man, which he calls home Walking through the rooms of my pad, man, through broken glass and piles of filthy clothes from which I shall select my wardrobe for the day The Fan Man isn t just a book it is a highly hallucinatory psychedelic trip.Open satchel take ou Every epoch needs its literary memorial And The Fan Man is an ideal memorial to the fabulously far out epoch of psychedelia.I just woke up, man Horse Badorties just woke up and is crawling around in the sea of abominated filthiness, man, which he calls home Walking through the rooms of my pad, man, through broken glass and piles of filthy clothes from which I shall select my wardrobe for the day The Fan Man isn t just a book it is a highly hallucinatory psychedelic trip.Open satchel take out special Montgomery Ward mail order glass enclosed water filled wire screened rubber hosed lung preserving mother fucking hookah And out of my moisture proof herbalist s pouch I am removing a generous pinch of Mexican papaya leaf, man, to get my enzymes flowing, sprinkling the leaves into the bowl of the hookah.Just tune yourself to the vibes of the world The ear hears, the heart knows, the voice sings out You should be in harmony with the universe and never mind how weird you may appear to the others This is a vicious satire of narcissism of the hippie philosophy of peace and love Horse Baderite lives as a serial squatter in New York s Lower East Side, hoarding cast off junk, and bumbling through life on the bounties that comes his way from entertaining others with his groovy banter His obsessive quests propel him toward the door each morning, but there is so much junk in his way and so many mental diversions that intervene that he often gets so tired he has to take a nap before he can get This is a vicious satire of narcissism of the hippie philosophy of peace and love Horse Baderite lives as a serial squatter in New York s Lower East Side, hoarding cast off junk, and bumbling through life on the bounties that comes his way from entertaining others with his groovy banter His obsessive quests propel him toward the door each morning, but there is so much junk in his way and so many mental diversions that intervene that he often gets so tired he has to take a nap before he can get down to business The daily goals typically include finding dope and teen aged nookie, but sometimes these targets call for an ambitious scheme to make themlikely to happen His dream is to engage homeless teen girls to learn music from him and put on a free choral concert, in the process impressing them with his genius and paving the way to his bed This makes for an interesting allegory for civilization as a thin veneer over our hunter gatherer roots Unfortunately, the unwinding of the tale gets tiresome, and I longed to be free of the claustrophobia of being trapped in his twisted mind.The title refers to those little battery powered fans that seem to be the epitome of a tech solution to the misery that ails us all His conception is to collect enough of them to use them as an instrumental chorus in the planned concert As he goes about his quest,andprops get added to his collection to the point that he can barely travel around To get people and props to the planned concert, he gets it in his head to acquire a used bus from a junkyard, paying with a hot check Before he gets out of the junkyard, he can t resist filling it up with other useless stuff He doesn t even make it a block before the vehicle s brakes fail and he blithely abandons the wreck that ensues All in this book are like sandcastles that mankind creates before the next tide erases them.This tale fits with a long tradition of literature where an aimless, anarchistic approach to life ends up calling for a creative career that gathers everepicycles of effort From Don Quixote and Candide to the anti heroes of Joyce Cary s Horse s Mouth , John Kennedy Toole s Confederacy of Dunces , and Jim Harrison s Brown Dog , the path to accomplish something in life is paved with misplaced or aimless intentions, and the line between blind selfishness and meaningful purpose in an absurd world gets blurred in many ways I haven t laughed this gleefully at a book since I read Gravity s Rainbow I have a weakness for zaniness, admittedly Horse Badorties is one of the most singularly unique and memorable characters in literature, reminiscent of later free spirited slackers like The Dude and Kramer, but with his own particular brand of lunacy If he were a real person, the TV show Hoarders could devote an entire season to him, if not give him his own spin off His overriding obsession is finding 15 year old girls I haven t laughed this gleefully at a book since I read Gravity s Rainbow I have a weakness for zaniness, admittedly Horse Badorties is one of the most singularly unique and memorable characters in literature, reminiscent of later free spirited slackers like The Dude and Kramer, but with his own particular brand of lunacy If he were a real person, the TV show Hoarders could devote an entire season to him, if not give him his own spin off His overriding obsession is finding 15 year old girls to comprise his Love Chorus, and bringing medieval church music set to the pitch of Japanese handheld, battery powered electric fans, no less to the masses via a nationally televised concert, but his ADD tendencies and perpetually stoned headspace get in the way although surprisingly not that much So, in other words, it s a pretty weird book, but funny, very funny And I ll never look at the word dorky the same way again This book was a real surprise I was ready put it down after reading the first pages thinking that it was one of the stupidest things I had ever read But as I continued on starting to enjoy Horse Badorties inner monolog with every sentence ending with man , I soon realized that this was a masterpiece Definetly one of the best books I have ever read This is an account the Crumbling Autumn that followed the Summer of Love Told from the perspective of a smarmy , East Village loser Horse Badarties , largely in a stream of consciousness format, Kotzwinkle succeeds in sending the hippies off into the sunset Is it funny Hell, yeah It makes one wonder, though, where have all the potheads gone This book is gross Sexist Fucked up.I also loved it It s absurd, sublimely stupid, strangely buoyant. This was the edition we had around the house, the one I fell in love with because it had filthy illustrations to accompany the prose The most recent edition excises the sketches, replacing all with a cover that says nothing about the book, featuring a person with some existential conflict happening If you ve read the book and what a fucking book you ll see Horse Badorties isn t prone to that sort of thing. Imagine a Kurt Vonnegut novel, but with no purpose and no plot Gross just for the sake of being gross Stupid just for the sake of being stupid And full of juvenile sexual references just for the sake of showing off Forget it, man. I ve had a series of writing blocks cramps with my writing project recently, and I realized at least part of my constipation concerning the project was due to the fact I wasn t reading books that would inspire me Sure, I ve been reading some decent books, but none of them have been of the same genre or style to which I aspire to They ve been way out of the ball park, man, so I decided maybe I should take a closer look at some stuff that might benefit in inspiring or guilting my own plucky pro I ve had a series of writing blocks cramps with my writing project recently, and I realized at least part of my constipation concerning the project was due to the fact I wasn t reading books that would inspire me Sure, I ve been reading some decent books, but none of them have been of the same genre or style to which I aspire to They ve been way out of the ball park, man, so I decided maybe I should take a closer look at some stuff that might benefit in inspiring or guilting my own plucky prose The Fan Man by William Kotzwinkle is a book I ve been wanting to read for a while Dig this author, man, with his monocle and funky beard Crazy, right And this is the cat that wrote the novelization of E.T., so you know he s onto some wacky stuff This book was just enough like my own project to inspire me while being different enough to not depress me into abandoning my project It tells the story of a weirdo loner with distinct attention disorder named Horse Badorties and his quest to make a Love Chorus with fifteen year old chicks while outrunning Puerto Rican music and finding something to eat It s a gas from the first page to the last one, a hilarious, wacky book, in the style of Richard Brautigan or some early 70 s great like that, and a breeze to get through Never a dull moment thanks to Badorties tendency to roam around aimlessly and in the most unpredictable ways It s of the right length too, with enough of a plot and tension to keep the reader interested Horse Badortie s rambling monologue to the reader is endlessly entertaining, even when it s a bit depressing He doesn t really belong to a realistic reality, but I m sure it s a pitch perfect resemblance to the hippie dippy world of 1973 New York City I think this is as close to an underground 60 s comix in prose form as one can get Anyway, this list is for me, noting similarities and dissimilarities between my project and the Fan Man Hoarder homeless personality with no attention span, mysterious source or income or ability to keep afloat without being on the street Horsemanic, totally gone, flake Funnier Caricature of hippie of that time period First person monologue Both have magic words Horse spends one day a month saying dorky over and over again Interaction with fellow travelers totally different Horse interacts with others that say man, but they are not fleshed out, they are mere shadows of him, all of one archetypal Hippie Flake Fan Man funnier, but perhaps lacks deeper substance Mine isplot heavy, maybe to its detriment Both have short chapters, though Fan Man s areenticing because of titles for the chapters You get to know Horsethan you really get to know Marton, although you get to know Marton s world fairly well Even though it is a depressing world, there is no darkness in Horse s world Everything is for comical effect, even the racism There are some instances where Fan Man steps out of Horse s perspective Surprisingly, they work well Might try something like this Fan Man no resolution circular life, no attention, no getting anywhere False epiphanies Symbolical luggage Gross, unrecognizable food Funny hats Everything has a name, possessive noun Stringed out community of the outsiders, easily marked Straight Man populace

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Feel the filth and dust, man, blowing into my eyes and the stench of piss and shit and vomit and old beer cans, man, up my nose We re back, man, where we belong.If Ignatius P Reilly had been motherless and born in a New York city park rather than humid Louisiana, taken to smoking herb and letting himself really go, man, he might have been spawned the twin of Horse Badorties, the protagonist and main Fan Man Kotzwinkle s prose is sparse, hilarious even genius at points and the only regret Feel the filth and dust, man, blowing into my eyes and the stench of piss and shit and vomit and old beer cans, man, up my nose We re back, man, where we belong.If Ignatius P Reilly had been motherless and born in a New York city park rather than humid Louisiana, taken to smoking herb and letting himself really go, man, he might have been spawned the twin of Horse Badorties, the protagonist and main Fan Man Kotzwinkle s prose is sparse, hilarious even genius at points and the only regret I have reading this book is that I didn t pick up the volume with the pictures I can only imagine how funny they are and how they add to the story.The 20th anniversary edition that I read published in 1994 came with a foreward by Kurt Vonnegut It s a short intro, but it is brilliant, and Vonnegut says things better than anyone else, so in his words this is why you, too, should read this book This is music to be played in the head, and only the quickest, least inhibited sight readers can play it as written, and thus hear head music the likes of which, prior to its publication in 1974, had never been heard.It was and remains important, but since it requires readers to be skilled performers, it can never be for everyone.And it is especially not for those who require writers, no matter how seemingly hilarious or how bizarre their subject matter, to indicate that they are in fact solid citizens, treasurers of sanity devoted to the well being of their communities In this book neither the author nor any characters in his cast offers the wispiest hint as to how healthy and reasonable people feel about its hero, Horse Badorties The moral stabilizer in this story, take it or leave it, is like the busted junk Badorties keeps buying for chaotically imagined future uses It is what Badorties thinks of himself while fogbound by drugs and absolutely terminal incompetence and loneliness.One must understand that in this book Badorties is the only judge, and that has to be judge enough, or, again, this book cannot be for you It is like an egg Everything which is supposed to be inside the shell is in there Good luck to the egg, and good luck to you.Many thanks to Rod for pointing me to this gem Fading out, man, it s starting to fade, but it will come back when the time is right Horse Badorties Every epoch needs its literary memorial And The Fan Man is an ideal memorial to the fabulously far out epoch of psychedelia.I just woke up, man Horse Badorties just woke up and is crawling around in the sea of abominated filthiness, man, which he calls home Walking through the rooms of my pad, man, through broken glass and piles of filthy clothes from which I shall select my wardrobe for the day The Fan Man isn t just a book it is a highly hallucinatory psychedelic trip.Open satchel take ou Every epoch needs its literary memorial And The Fan Man is an ideal memorial to the fabulously far out epoch of psychedelia.I just woke up, man Horse Badorties just woke up and is crawling around in the sea of abominated filthiness, man, which he calls home Walking through the rooms of my pad, man, through broken glass and piles of filthy clothes from which I shall select my wardrobe for the day The Fan Man isn t just a book it is a highly hallucinatory psychedelic trip.Open satchel take out special Montgomery Ward mail order glass enclosed water filled wire screened rubber hosed lung preserving mother fucking hookah And out of my moisture proof herbalist s pouch I am removing a generous pinch of Mexican papaya leaf, man, to get my enzymes flowing, sprinkling the leaves into the bowl of the hookah.Just tune yourself to the vibes of the world The ear hears, the heart knows, the voice sings out You should be in harmony with the universe and never mind how weird you may appear to the others This is a vicious satire of narcissism of the hippie philosophy of peace and love Horse Baderite lives as a serial squatter in New York s Lower East Side, hoarding cast off junk, and bumbling through life on the bounties that comes his way from entertaining others with his groovy banter His obsessive quests propel him toward the door each morning, but there is so much junk in his way and so many mental diversions that intervene that he often gets so tired he has to take a nap before he can get This is a vicious satire of narcissism of the hippie philosophy of peace and love Horse Baderite lives as a serial squatter in New York s Lower East Side, hoarding cast off junk, and bumbling through life on the bounties that comes his way from entertaining others with his groovy banter His obsessive quests propel him toward the door each morning, but there is so much junk in his way and so many mental diversions that intervene that he often gets so tired he has to take a nap before he can get down to business The daily goals typically include finding dope and teen aged nookie, but sometimes these targets call for an ambitious scheme to make themlikely to happen His dream is to engage homeless teen girls to learn music from him and put on a free choral concert, in the process impressing them with his genius and paving the way to his bed This makes for an interesting allegory for civilization as a thin veneer over our hunter gatherer roots Unfortunately, the unwinding of the tale gets tiresome, and I longed to be free of the claustrophobia of being trapped in his twisted mind.The title refers to those little battery powered fans that seem to be the epitome of a tech solution to the misery that ails us all His conception is to collect enough of them to use them as an instrumental chorus in the planned concert As he goes about his quest,andprops get added to his collection to the point that he can barely travel around To get people and props to the planned concert, he gets it in his head to acquire a used bus from a junkyard, paying with a hot check Before he gets out of the junkyard, he can t resist filling it up with other useless stuff He doesn t even make it a block before the vehicle s brakes fail and he blithely abandons the wreck that ensues All in this book are like sandcastles that mankind creates before the next tide erases them.This tale fits with a long tradition of literature where an aimless, anarchistic approach to life ends up calling for a creative career that gathers everepicycles of effort From Don Quixote and Candide to the anti heroes of Joyce Cary s Horse s Mouth , John Kennedy Toole s Confederacy of Dunces , and Jim Harrison s Brown Dog , the path to accomplish something in life is paved with misplaced or aimless intentions, and the line between blind selfishness and meaningful purpose in an absurd world gets blurred in many ways I haven t laughed this gleefully at a book since I read Gravity s Rainbow I have a weakness for zaniness, admittedly Horse Badorties is one of the most singularly unique and memorable characters in literature, reminiscent of later free spirited slackers like The Dude and Kramer, but with his own particular brand of lunacy If he were a real person, the TV show Hoarders could devote an entire season to him, if not give him his own spin off His overriding obsession is finding 15 year old girls I haven t laughed this gleefully at a book since I read Gravity s Rainbow I have a weakness for zaniness, admittedly Horse Badorties is one of the most singularly unique and memorable characters in literature, reminiscent of later free spirited slackers like The Dude and Kramer, but with his own particular brand of lunacy If he were a real person, the TV show Hoarders could devote an entire season to him, if not give him his own spin off His overriding obsession is finding 15 year old girls to comprise his Love Chorus, and bringing medieval church music set to the pitch of Japanese handheld, battery powered electric fans, no less to the masses via a nationally televised concert, but his ADD tendencies and perpetually stoned headspace get in the way although surprisingly not that much So, in other words, it s a pretty weird book, but funny, very funny And I ll never look at the word dorky the same way again This book was a real surprise I was ready put it down after reading the first pages thinking that it was one of the stupidest things I had ever read But as I continued on starting to enjoy Horse Badorties inner monolog with every sentence ending with man , I soon realized that this was a masterpiece Definetly one of the best books I have ever read This is an account the Crumbling Autumn that followed the Summer of Love Told from the perspective of a smarmy , East Village loser Horse Badarties , largely in a stream of consciousness format, Kotzwinkle succeeds in sending the hippies off into the sunset Is it funny Hell, yeah It makes one wonder, though, where have all the potheads gone This book is gross Sexist Fucked up.I also loved it It s absurd, sublimely stupid, strangely buoyant. This was the edition we had around the house, the one I fell in love with because it had filthy illustrations to accompany the prose The most recent edition excises the sketches, replacing all with a cover that says nothing about the book, featuring a person with some existential conflict happening If you ve read the book and what a fucking book you ll see Horse Badorties isn t prone to that sort of thing. Imagine a Kurt Vonnegut novel, but with no purpose and no plot Gross just for the sake of being gross Stupid just for the sake of being stupid And full of juvenile sexual references just for the sake of showing off Forget it, man. I ve had a series of writing blocks cramps with my writing project recently, and I realized at least part of my constipation concerning the project was due to the fact I wasn t reading books that would inspire me Sure, I ve been reading some decent books, but none of them have been of the same genre or style to which I aspire to They ve been way out of the ball park, man, so I decided maybe I should take a closer look at some stuff that might benefit in inspiring or guilting my own plucky pro I ve had a series of writing blocks cramps with my writing project recently, and I realized at least part of my constipation concerning the project was due to the fact I wasn t reading books that would inspire me Sure, I ve been reading some decent books, but none of them have been of the same genre or style to which I aspire to They ve been way out of the ball park, man, so I decided maybe I should take a closer look at some stuff that might benefit in inspiring or guilting my own plucky prose The Fan Man by William Kotzwinkle is a book I ve been wanting to read for a while Dig this author, man, with his monocle and funky beard Crazy, right And this is the cat that wrote the novelization of E.T., so you know he s onto some wacky stuff This book was just enough like my own project to inspire me while being different enough to not depress me into abandoning my project It tells the story of a weirdo loner with distinct attention disorder named Horse Badorties and his quest to make a Love Chorus with fifteen year old chicks while outrunning Puerto Rican music and finding something to eat It s a gas from the first page to the last one, a hilarious, wacky book, in the style of Richard Brautigan or some early 70 s great like that, and a breeze to get through Never a dull moment thanks to Badorties tendency to roam around aimlessly and in the most unpredictable ways It s of the right length too, with enough of a plot and tension to keep the reader interested Horse Badortie s rambling monologue to the reader is endlessly entertaining, even when it s a bit depressing He doesn t really belong to a realistic reality, but I m sure it s a pitch perfect resemblance to the hippie dippy world of 1973 New York City I think this is as close to an underground 60 s comix in prose form as one can get Anyway, this list is for me, noting similarities and dissimilarities between my project and the Fan Man Hoarder homeless personality with no attention span, mysterious source or income or ability to keep afloat without being on the street Horsemanic, totally gone, flake Funnier Caricature of hippie of that time period First person monologue Both have magic words Horse spends one day a month saying dorky over and over again Interaction with fellow travelers totally different Horse interacts with others that say man, but they are not fleshed out, they are mere shadows of him, all of one archetypal Hippie Flake Fan Man funnier, but perhaps lacks deeper substance Mine isplot heavy, maybe to its detriment Both have short chapters, though Fan Man s areenticing because of titles for the chapters You get to know Horsethan you really get to know Marton, although you get to know Marton s world fairly well Even though it is a depressing world, there is no darkness in Horse s world Everything is for comical effect, even the racism There are some instances where Fan Man steps out of Horse s perspective Surprisingly, they work well Might try something like this Fan Man no resolution circular life, no attention, no getting anywhere False epiphanies Symbolical luggage Gross, unrecognizable food Funny hats Everything has a name, possessive noun Stringed out community of the outsiders, easily marked Straight Man populace "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 191 pages
  • The Fan Man
  • William Kotzwinkle
  • English
  • 06 July 2018
  • 0517515032