As a history of change during the cultural and counter-cultural heyday in Los Angeles, this book is a fascinating tale. Laurel Canyon becomes the stage on which events transpire as well as the abyss in which "the scene" evolves and devolves. Anyone interested in Los Angeles, rock and roll history, the sixties, drug culture, crime and mayhem, will indulge in this story. The only drawback -- and it is quite a major one -- is the reading, which is flat and lacks a sense of pacing. The fatal flaws are repeatedly misplaced pauses that break sentences into dissociated fragments. Nonetheless it is still a worthwhile and valuable "read."
It was highly-rated by other Audible readers, but for me this book was just irritating. It was a brutal tale much of which is recanted through the experience of a 5-year old making sense of his world without the cast of conventional inscriptions. It's an intriguing concept but the writing left me with little by way of material worthy of contemplation.
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