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Place in Virginia but no details to validate local experiences I only saw the Dead in a small venue in the 70s so what local experiences I only saw the Dead once in a small venue in the 70s so what I know The story moves "along at a decent pace there are some "at a decent pace There are some twists that maintain tension and interest Max Ludington s writing is nobtrusive and the dialogue better than I d hoped But I m not sure Ludington knew what to do with Jason s mother The character lacks depth and sympathy Bottom line I d read by the author I picked p Tiger in a Trance and have already recommended it to a couple of bookish friends as well as a few musicians I love the steady blend of prose plot and dialogue and would also love to blaze a bowl with Mr Ludington and talk craft but the hidden pleasure of the book is listening along to the shows he s talking about in each chapter I mean the chapters have complete narrative arcs and serve as both commentaries on the Dead as well as correlation of Life and the Road with like documented happenings I first noticed this when I was jarred from the text on page 7 A character drops this dialogue bomb of a Grateful Dead set list Lost Sailor Drums Space Saint and I put the book down and Googled it p it was a rare set list the Dead played it in Richmond VA on November 1st 1985 Here s a link to a recording Further at the risk of sounding trite it s an amazing drum solo even if the recording leaves a little wanting Without getting into all the particulars let s just say the Grateful Dead will be studied like Milton someday even if only at a handful Eastern seaboard liberal arts colleges So I m working on a short piece about the fall out of their 1982 show at the Salt Palace Particularly Friend of the Devil which at this show was good enough to ring tears from a ston. Ic world of the Dead And as his addiction takes hold Jason reacuaints himself with an old friend of his late father’s who’s near the end of his days While he struggles with the ghosts of his own past and his exceedingly tenuous future Jason has to decide where his heart lies and which road will ltimately take him there From the Trade Paperback editio. Supposedly I should like this since it s "dead related and comes somewhat from the author "related and comes somewhat from the author experiences Well Max I was paying to see Garcia when you were yet but a babe in swaddlings so I suppose the experience you have had worth fictionalizing come through a completely different frame of reference in my day they weren t ever the Boys there was a woman amongst them And pretty much before Garcia got into junk which I hope Boys there was a woman amongst them And pretty much before Garcia got into junk which I hope were NOT writing about from your own experiences but fear you were So pity and bully from your own experiences but fear you were So pity and bully you dummy The book was actually worth identifying with ntil thenI never Leaders Eat Last understood why some Dead Heads were OK with Garcia s junkse to the point they needed to have it as baggage for themselves Stupid stupid stupid and I m sure he knows it nowtoo So La muralla verde uno estrella Better luck next time Tiger in a Trance by Max Ludington Doubleday 2003 Fiction 3453This is a novel written about the Grateful Dead scene as it existed in the mid 1980 s The tale focuses on the touring Deadheads As a longtime and hardcore Deadhead myself much of this narrative brought back fond memoriesThe author follows a privileged eighteen year old named Jason as he comes to love the band several of his female tour mates and heroinAs the Grateful Dead became ever popular the pre show parking lot at each night s venue morphed from a safe haven where out ot town hippies could hang with the tribentil showtime into an overcrowded zoo of drug tourists and wannabees Both the band and longtime Deadheads came to regret this influx of strangers and latecomers which served to further increase competition and thus prices for tickets and other limited resources across the entire touring sceneEven concerning was the fact that what became a massive inf. Max Ludington has created a stunningly self assured American road novel that captures the drug induced euphoria and paranoia of a Grateful Dead concert while simultaneously probing the self destructive tendencies of its head strong protagonistTraveling around the country in his old Volvo following the Dead for over a year eighteen year old Jason Burke dis. Tiger in a Trance A Novel

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Lux of strangers greatly increased the scrutiny of the Dead scene by local police and authorities The parking lot At The Dead Concert Venues the Dead concert venues for years been almost exclusively self policed by peer pressure from longtime Deadheads who were familiar with their tribe s customs and traditions as gently overseen by the band members As the band s popularity exploded during the late nineteen eighties much of the trust and the brotherhood which had always been hallmarks of the Dead scene began to slip away as a casually criminal element insinuated itself into the crowd The result was an influx of hard drugs and an increase in bad drug reactions which resulted in a greater presence of both The New Competition uniformed police andndercover operatives And believe me there was no form of life on earth treated that was vilified or treated with contempt than an Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller undercover narc snitch at a Dead showBy the time author Max Ludington s novel Tiger in a Trance takes place much of the love and trust which the old school Deadheads shared at the concert venues had been replaced by paranoia and suspicion And to the horror of the Deadheads this era was the point at which hard drugs those that can kill began to showp among the Grateful Dead communityThis book provides a glimpse into an amazing subculture The author has chosen to write about what he knows best in this first novel and he has creditably captured a moment in a time which was altogether proarious funMy rating 710 finished 82220 3453 I like this Deadhead coming of age story The main character Jason is a credible 18 year old stoner Initially I wondered how he afforded his rock n roll lifestyle then I went along for the ride in the spirit of things There are a couple of concerts that take. Covers how much lucrative selling acid is than selling T shirts Liberally dabbling in his product his judgment gets cloudier and he starts snorting heroin and sleeping with his supplier’s girlfriend a green eyed beauty named Jane Jason also meets Melanie a rebellious one armed high school girl who’s youthful abandonment leads her deeper into the nomad. ,