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Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan by William Hjortsberg
Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan

AnchorJack, July 24, 2012

This book is badly overpriced at $11.18 per pound (3.8 pounds @ $42.50). Publisher's Weekly describes it accurately in their review. However, PW failed to note the poor copy editing throughout, including the index (which renders it impossible to locate many items within the text).

Nonetheless, on page 553 I encountered what may be one of the all-time classical proof-reading errors: "He and Jim Harrison had spent the day bird shooting, and a brace of rough (sic) grouse hung from the rafters of the porch ceiling." For this unintended humor I am grateful.

Though I read a great deal, I had not encountered any of Hjorstberg's earlier books. Similarly, based on this book, I know I will not encounter any of his future work.
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