Review from JOMP

6 Jul


The latest issue issue of JOMP features an essay by Rich Dengrove about the Sixties counterculture and its effect on his life, entitled “The Hippies”. He credits my short story mini-collection, Through Their Strange Hours, with inspiring the essay and begins it with a review of the stories. I’m reprinting that portion of the essay below:


I recently read a book by a Kent McDaniel, Through Their Strange Hours (2013). It is a collection of tales; and three out of four of them concern The Hippies. Kent, I suspect, lived through the Hippy Era. So did I. It is true that he lived in Illinois and I lived it in Massacchusetts. Still, while, in Boston, the atmosphere was more Liberal and the Vietnam war less popular, I doubt that what went on in our brains differed that much.

One of Kent’s stories showed this in the youth…

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