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The phrase I was searching for throughout Sailor Song was wish fulfillment It s difficult to read the protagonist Ike Sallas as anything but the man hero that Kesey constructed in McMurphy of One Flew over the Cuckoo s Nest and really anything but a stand in for the agonized activist Kesey himself I m loathe to draw comparisons between authors and their subjects but Ike Sallas is simply not a believable character and if he s just a construct well then I guess that s the only option we ve gotThere s going to be a lot of discussion of the ending of the book a lot of angry confusion that at first gives you the sensation you re at the wrong end of a prank But in a strange way the ending works in a novel about futility and failure Sure the book is merry enough along the way with a wildly constructed future of Alaska featuring eternally burning garbage heaps overweight Irishmen dancing with their own bellies sudecitiveinnocent primitive beauties high flying adventures against gargantuan mormons and pigs fighting bears In fact in many ways the book works best simply as a prank or a joke it s funny in the same ways that Benny Profane of V or Orin Incandenza of Infinite Jest are But whereas both of those characters meandered through absurdity they were always reigned within the confines of a novelistic purpose even if not a personal oneWhich brings me back to failure Ike Sallas was once a freedom fighter ala Cesar Chavez and then calmed down some We never really see any of this except in peekaboo flashbacks and the odd grunt But Ike s time is over He s let his fire go out and the eco terrorists have lost Temperatures soar across the globe the wilderness is dying Ike manages to rally once firing off an impassioned speech against encroaching globalization on his Alaskan wilderness town and he utterly fails impressing no one and changing nothing The point is Ike s time is past Kesey s time is pastSo when an event occurs in the last sixty pages of the book that renders all of Ike s struggles moot some could say the ending is alluded to but the novel has so many sidetracks and deadend turns it resembles the Alaskan coastline so if we were to catch on to the impending events it was either sloppy writing or an afterthought it s almost understandable The previous 460 pages were futile in the face of this catastrophe and accomplished nothing just as Ike s efforts did nothing to stem the erosion of the environment just as Kesey didn t stop oppressive elements in societyTo call this book a swan song would be going a bit far I think But Kesey was at least aware of the parallels he was creating between two tired warriors embittered by their failures and doing their best to cling to their lovers and friends their merry pranksters waiting to overcome the ignorance of the masses in their wilderness shacksAll in all the book is a failure too It entertains without saying anything dangles characters and plot points like a hyperactive puppeteer interested in his mental whispering than his audience In a way you wonder if Kesey was trying to join his contemporary Pynchon in a postmodern examination of characters and themes mixing pop songs and folk tales with emotional drama ambassadors and bowling alleys a sea of fishkids and a sea of lost refugees And maybe maybe he just realized he couldn t get there and wanted us to remind us that this wasn t his fight any and bowed out wishing us a cackling good luck on the future we made by ignoring his advice Doing Without Concepts ensuing turf. 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Sailor Song

War escalates into a struggle for the soul of the town as the novel spins and swirls toward a harrowing climaxKesey has given us a uniue and powerful novel about America and this epic tale of the north is a vibrant moral fable for our ti. Ken Kesey is one of the great riffers in the history of American letters Unfortunately this novel reveals itself in the end as nothing but one long riff with many sub riffs along the way no plot no point no plan nothing but high wire literary acrobaticsWell okay not nothing Kesey has a gift for crafting memorable characters and although his literary voice can be tough and sardonic it can also be surprisingly empathetic Sailor Song has moments of great pathos and beauty along with moments of surreal invention and winning freewheeling humor What it doesn t have is an ending It s as if Kesey gave up on his own story and just hoped we wouldn t notice

Summary Sailor Song

Set in the near future in the fishing village of Kuinak Alaska a remnant outpost of the American frontier not yet completely overcome by environmental havoc and mad dog development Sailor Song is a wild rollicking novel a dark and cosmic. One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion are two of the greatest novels I ve read Like those two Kesey s Sailor Song is full of memorable characters and a wonderful imaginative plot that keeps the reader intrigued Lots of social commentary mixed in too which holds up two decades after the book was writtenProblem is with a massive book like this the reader would expect a great payoff Kesey keeps the reader in suspense presenting a number of possible outcomes yet in the end throws the entire plot out the window This one is a huge disappointment I feel like Kesey backed himself into a corner with this one and simply couldn t figure out how to properly end itThe execution is classic Kesey Reading this book is a pleasure and it s enjoyable to be pulled into the Alaskan village he s created But tread carefully by picking this book up you are setting yourself up for disappointment If you ve not read Cuckoo s Nest or Notion start there they are essential reads I wish I could say the same for this one


10 thoughts on “Sailor Song

  1. says:

    I first read this book during unfortunate personal circumstances circa 1993 It immediately resonated with the 25 year old rebel that I considered myself to be at the time Over the years I've read this book about once every five years and am currently on my 4th copy after giving it to a number of folks with the understanding that the

  2. says:

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion are two of the greatest novels I've read Like those two Kesey's Sailor Song is full of memorable characters and a wonderful imaginative plot that keeps the reader intrigued Lots of social commentary mixed in too which holds up two decades after the book was writtenProblem is with a massive book like this the reader would expect a great payoff Kesey keeps the reader in

  3. says:

    This book seemed much longer than it really was Other than the run in with Greener and the last two chapters not much inter

  4. says:

    The phrase I was searching for throughout Sailor Song was wish fulfillment It's difficult to read the protagonist Ike Sallas as anything but the man hero that Kesey constructed in McMurphy of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and rea

  5. says:

    Chances are you've only read One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest Chances are you have no intention of reading this last Ken Kesey novel I'm not about to change either of those probabilitiesThis isn't even that long at 529 pages hardcover yet it feels bloated It reminds one of the reason that clarity is such an important attribute for writing to say nothing of the entertainment value It ultimately reads kind of like a joke

  6. says:

    Wow I really liked this book for like 78's of the way through Kesey paints a wonderful picture of a small coastal

  7. says:

    I never finished reading this but I watched Kesey write it at the Dirty D in Astoria When he held a book singing at the Maritime Museum after completing the book for the first and only timefor myself I went to get an author's signature on a book I once went to a book signing for a Star Wars book as a gift for my cousin Pete who loves Star Wars and liked that particular author I remember particularly the effort that Kesey put into personaliz

  8. says:

    Strap on your rubber tire coat head for the boat stow your blow up lifesuit and Jeep on up to Kuinak Alaska home to the best motley crew of ne'er do wells Underdogs albino villains crustybusty women and angelic Real Deal Native Alaskans Throw in some scoot a lot of history and geography and scientific stuff and a roaring plea for

  9. says:

    Ken Kesey is one of the great riffers in the history of American letters Unfortunately this novel reveals itself in the end as nothing but one long riff with many sub riffs along the way – no plot no point no plan nothing but high wire literary acrobaticsWell okay not nothing Kesey has a gift for crafting memorable characters and although his literary voice can be tough and sardonic it can also be surprisingly empathe

  10. says:

    This was the best book choice I made in 2017 I fell in love with and could relate to almost every beautifully developed character I became a better reader and a inspired writer by engaging with this piece of literature At times I felt like I was there in Kuinak with the mangy dogs the Deaps and the sketchy movie directors I felt like I coul

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