I have just finished this book and really enjoyed the written word. It has a free flowing style which is mesmerising and relaxing to read. I am old enough to remember the times it was written in and they were very optomistic and free.
However I was reading the book in 2012 and times have changed. The materalistic world has engulfed us and freedom and free thinking seem to be things of the past. The drug culture is now feared and grave consequences of participation in it are promoted.
Perhaps sadly all I can say is that the bubble has burst.