The Crying Clown Celebration: A Certain Flair for Death

3.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780937912591: The Crying Clown Celebration: A Certain Flair for Death

"Fitzgerald Baker may well have been conceived in an act of erotic terrorism. That was what his mother had told him and it can be verified that Felix Pendragon initiated her into the League of Erotic Terrorists. However, she was also known to sacrifice truth for entertainment in most of what she said." With these words, Phillip Wendell, lifestyle crisis counselor, relates to the reader the initial phase of the counseling of Fitzgerald Baker whose crisis was triggered by viewing Roald Vallen's documentary, The Crying Clown Rites. The painful initiation of youth into manhood, the bizarre clown makeup and the hunt that ended in a thrill kill were disturbing parts of the film to Fitz, a disenchanted architect in his thirties who is tired of the lifestyle of transient personalities and throwaway relationships. Baker-the great grandson of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe-believes that maturity has evaded him and he fears both assassination and suicide because both run rampant in his ancestry. The film about the secret rites of the Jackson Hole Enclave bring these fears to the surface. Phillip takes Fitz on a Candide-like journey through the psychiatric cults and treatments of the late twenty-second century. This strange journey culminates when Phillip uses hypnodrug psychodrama to recreate in Fitz's mind the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas with Fitz over-identifying with the victim. "The best psychological science-fiction novel since The Demolished Man...the tension mounts and mounts...I couldn't put it down...it might do your head as much good as an Encounter Group with the Marx Brothers!" Robert Anton Wilson, Coauthor of the Illuminatus Trilogy

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Carr, John F.
Published by Pequod Press 6/1/2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 093791259X ISBN 13: 9780937912591
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pequod Press 6/1/2013, 2013. Hardback or Cased Book. Book Condition: New. The Crying Clown Celebration: A Certain Flair for Death. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780937912591

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

John F Carr, Don Hawthorne
Published by Pequod Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 093791259X ISBN 13: 9780937912591
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pequod Press, United States, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Fitzgerald Baker may well have been conceived in an act of erotic terrorism. That was what his mother had told him and it can be verified that Felix Pendragon initiated her into the League of Erotic Terrorists. However, she was also known to sacrifice truth for entertainment in most of what she said. With these words, Phillip Wendell, lifestyle crisis counselor, relates to the reader the initial phase of the counseling of Fitzgerald Baker whose crisis was triggered by viewing Roald Vallen s documentary, The Crying Clown Rites. The painful initiation of youth into manhood, the bizarre clown makeup and the hunt that ended in a thrill kill were disturbing parts of the film to Fitz, a disenchanted architect in his thirties who is tired of the lifestyle of transient personalities and throwaway relationships. Baker-the great grandson of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe-believes that maturity has evaded him and he fears both assassination and suicide because both run rampant in his ancestry. The film about the secret rites of the Jackson Hole Enclave bring these fears to the surface. Phillip takes Fitz on a Candide-like journey through the psychiatric cults and treatments of the late twenty-second century. This strange journey culminates when Phillip uses hypnodrug psychodrama to recreate in Fitz s mind the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas with Fitz over-identifying with the victim. The best psychological science-fiction novel since The Demolished Man.the tension mounts and mounts.I couldn t put it down.it might do your head as much good as an Encounter Group with the Marx Brothers! Robert Anton Wilson, Coauthor of the Illuminatus Trilogy. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780937912591

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Carr, John F.
Published by Pequod Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 093791259X ISBN 13: 9780937912591
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pequod Press, 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780937912591

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

John F Carr, Don Hawthorne
Published by Pequod Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 093791259X ISBN 13: 9780937912591
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pequod Press, United States, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Fitzgerald Baker may well have been conceived in an act of erotic terrorism. That was what his mother had told him and it can be verified that Felix Pendragon initiated her into the League of Erotic Terrorists. However, she was also known to sacrifice truth for entertainment in most of what she said. With these words, Phillip Wendell, lifestyle crisis counselor, relates to the reader the initial phase of the counseling of Fitzgerald Baker whose crisis was triggered by viewing Roald Vallen s documentary, The Crying Clown Rites. The painful initiation of youth into manhood, the bizarre clown makeup and the hunt that ended in a thrill kill were disturbing parts of the film to Fitz, a disenchanted architect in his thirties who is tired of the lifestyle of transient personalities and throwaway relationships. Baker-the great grandson of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe-believes that maturity has evaded him and he fears both assassination and suicide because both run rampant in his ancestry. The film about the secret rites of the Jackson Hole Enclave bring these fears to the surface. Phillip takes Fitz on a Candide-like journey through the psychiatric cults and treatments of the late twenty-second century. This strange journey culminates when Phillip uses hypnodrug psychodrama to recreate in Fitz s mind the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas with Fitz over-identifying with the victim. The best psychological science-fiction novel since The Demolished Man.the tension mounts and mounts.I couldn t put it down.it might do your head as much good as an Encounter Group with the Marx Brothers! Robert Anton Wilson, Coauthor of the Illuminatus Trilogy. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780937912591

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

John F. Carr
Published by Pequod Press
ISBN 10: 093791259X ISBN 13: 9780937912591
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pequod Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 280 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 1.1in.Fitzgerald Baker may well have been conceived in an act of erotic terrorism. That was what his mother had told him and it can be verified that Felix Pendragon initiated her into the League of Erotic Terrorists. However, she was also known to sacrifice truth for entertainment in most of what she said. With these words, Phillip Wendell, lifestyle crisis counselor, relates to the reader the initial phase of the counseling of Fitzgerald Baker whose crisis was triggered by viewing Roald Vallens documentary, The Crying Clown Rites. The painful initiation of youth into manhood, the bizarre clown makeup and the hunt that ended in a thrill kill were disturbing parts of the film to Fitz, a disenchanted architect in his thirties who is tired of the lifestyle of transient personalities and throwaway relationships. Baker-the great grandson of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe-believes that maturity has evaded him and he fears both assassination and suicide because both run rampant in his ancestry. The film about the secret rites of the Jackson Hole Enclave bring these fears to the surface. Phillip takes Fitz on a Candide-like journey through the psychiatric cults and treatments of the late twenty-second century. This strange journey culminates when Phillip uses hypnodrug psychodrama to recreate in Fitzs mind the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas with Fitz over-identifying with the victim. The best psychological science-fiction novel since The Demolished Man. . . the tension mounts and mounts. . . I couldnt put it down. . . it might do your head as much good as an Encounter Group with the Marx Brothers! Robert Anton Wilson, Coauthor of the Illuminatus Trilogy This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9780937912591

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

John F. Carr; Don Hawthorne
ISBN 10: 093791259X ISBN 13: 9780937912591
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780937912591_ing

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Carr, John F.
Published by Pequod Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 093791259X ISBN 13: 9780937912591
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pequod Press, 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780937912591

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Carr, John F.; Hawthorne, Don
Published by Pequod Press
ISBN 10: 093791259X ISBN 13: 9780937912591
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pequod Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 093791259X Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9780937912591

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

John F. Carr; Don Hawthorne
Published by Pequod Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 093791259X ISBN 13: 9780937912591
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pequod Press, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M093791259X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Carr, John F.; Hawthorne, Don
Published by Pequod Press 2013-06-20 (2013)
ISBN 10: 093791259X ISBN 13: 9780937912591
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pequod Press 2013-06-20, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 093791259X We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-093791259X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds