EDWARD S HANLON
The Great God Now
Paperback Library, New York, 1968
(price: 60c; 160 pages)
The blurb on the back:
Who Killed The Love Generation?
Was it promiscuous Dana Hunt, the beautiful sex symbol of the 'Love Generation,' who had the power to destroy it?
Was it Christopher, the underground movie-maker, whose dream of glory was motivated by greed?
Was it Carla, a nursery school teacher who loved everybody - with a deep hatred?
Was it John and Vicki Pitt, a Bohemian couple who found that 'doing their own thing' to people was safe only as long as no one triedt o do it to them?
Was it Running Star, an LSD-inspired singer of protest folk songs, who became a living legend - and almost killed the hippies doing it?
Or was a pot of gold more alluring than pot and protest?
The death of the hippies, it claims on the cover. If only.
This is tack, of course - I didn't need to tell you that, did I?
ARTISTIC MERIT: 1/5
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: 1/5
HIPNESS QUOTIENT: 3/5