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by Maurice Gandy

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ISBN:
0595691773
Author:
Maurice Gandy
Category:
Poetry
Language:
English
Publisher:
iUniverse, Inc. (December 6, 2007)
Pages:
392 pages
EPUB book:
1358 kb
FB2 book:
1681 kb
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1658 kb
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Rating:
4.3
Votes:
209


The Calpocalypse describes the wanderings of a group of itinerant California surfers on the beaches of San Francisco and Mexico in the 1960s. A far cry from Funicello and Avalon, characters like Macho Peaches, The Duke of Tan, and Coyote Conquistador introduce us to the real psycho-spiritual world of the surfers' esoteric lifestyle. The action begins when a riot on the beach triggers an escape to the "Ultimate Toolies" in the mountains.

The Calpocalypse" describes the wanderings of a group of itinerant California surfers on the beaches of San Francisco and Mexico in the 1960s

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Lived in San Francisco in the mid-1960s, which inspired my crazy, coming-of-age poetic novel, THE CALPOCALYPSE: AN ALLEGORY IN VERSE. A man's reach should exceed his grasp, Else what's a heaven fo. "Literature is news that stays news. Hie on, Nero! Tomorrow we'll be heroes. Others named Maurice Gandy.

The Soul of the 1960s: Epic Quests Collide in. Maurice Gandy's. The Calpocalypse: An Allegory in Verse. Experience The Calpocalypse. Characters, Myths, and Icons. Praise for The Calpocalypse. Performing The Calpocalypse.

I had the opportunity to participate in a reading of THE CALPOCALYPSE, in which the author brought his characters to life. He used audience participation to give his book a voice, assigning very memorable character parts to participants.

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Maurice Gandy creates a looping, feverish narrative in this collection of riveting rhyme about sun, sand, and the search for the perfect wave. The Calpocalypse describes the wanderings of a group of itinerant California surfers on the beaches of San Francisco and Mexico in the 1960s. A far cry from Funicello and Avalon, characters like Macho Peaches, The Duke of Tan, and Coyote Conquistador introduce us to the real psycho-spiritual world of the surfers esoteric lifestyle.

The action begins when a riot on the beach triggers an escape to the Ultimate Toolies in the mountains. An unfortunate encounter with a mountain cat causes another sudden flight, this time to Mexico where even the unwritten laws of the surfing gods dont apply. Things get wilder when a few of the surfers join the religious cult of the Reverend Cosmo Tease, while others are challenged to daring feats at the mysterious San Andreas Fault.

In a climactic finale, we learn who defied the limits, who bailed, and who got axed. Whatever happens to them, each one of Gandys funny, engrossing characters is altered foreveras is the readerby the experience of The Calpocalypse.

  • Aurizar
Maurice Gandy takes readers along for the ride as characters set out on a journey to find their meaning in life during a free and expressive time in history. From comical and crude to mythical and mysterious, there is a character for everyone to fall in love with. I love that it is written in the form of poetry, although it is best when read as a story rather than getting lost in trying to follow a poetic rhythm. It is a great story of the trials, defeat, and success of self-discovery. It is perfect for anyone who wants to read about other people's struggle while trying to find their true place in life. Just as in real life, the characters in the story go through many adventures and many mishaps along the way. It was a wonderful book for me to read as I am trying to go to college and figure out what I want my life to turn out like. I had the priviledge to attend a reading of The Calpocalypse, in which the author brings his characters to life. He uses audience participation to give his book a voice, and makes his readings a very enjoyable experience.
I have read The Calpocalypse twice!!!
  • Lost Python
This novel/poem/dream is spectacularly entertaining. The subject is coming of age in the 60's, with the setting in a parallel universe California. The character names alone, which are clever and almost magically illuminating, are worth the admission price. The story is told with wonderful humor and satire, but there is a profound message delivered as well. This is a book that begs to be read aloud and performed. For anyone who experienced the freedom, turbulence and confusion of the 60's, or who didn't but wants to, this is required reading. Did I mention that it is fun? Highest recommendation.
  • Damand
I had the privilege of attending a book reading/book signing for The Calpocalypse. I was captivated by the way Gandy had people act out scenes from the book. The characters have such unique characteristics that having the opportunity to "play" a character would be a treat. So, not only is The Calpocalypse a great read, but it is also fun to watch. A wonderful piece for anyone...could definitely be used as a performance piece in a classroom.
  • post_name
The interweaving of historic truth and mythic truth with the transformational epiphanies of multiple characters (controlled by a central consciousness) reminds the reader of the classic One Hundred Days of Solitude by Marquez.
  • Kekinos
What a colorfully descriptive and epic tale of the wonderful, the strange, and the awful characters who gathered during this time; I could see them in my mind's eye. A really unusual book!