Satan Wants Me

Satan Wants Me The summer of the summer of A Whiter Shade of Pale Mellow Yellow and Sgt Pepper Peter is into path working meditations backwards causation easy sex and drugs There is acid on the streets and

  • Title: Satan Wants Me
  • Author: Robert Irwin
  • ISBN: 9780747551652
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The summer of 1967 the summer of A Whiter Shade of Pale , Mellow Yellow and Sgt Pepper Peter is into path working meditations, backwards causation, easy sex and drugs There is acid on the streets and darker things are on the move.

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    • Paul Gelsthorpe says:

      This book provided the title for a Luke Haines B-side, so I thought I'd be better off reading it than not. Actually, it's an entertaining romp through the fag end of counter culture with loads of drugs, sex and satanism which is by turn both horrifying and hilarious.Irwin has drilled down on the dysfunctions of the hippy dream and examined the darker side of the late 60's. In real life this was played out via the brutality at Altamont and the Manson family murders, but in this novel we follow th [...]

    • Eve Kay says:

      What a twist at the end!What a complete and utter shock!How incredibly perfectly timed, though.I found the beginning and the middle of this book pulling me on the inside.On the one hand I found it tedious, uninteresting, the characters were being manipulated and lacked so called ambition in life. I'm not that into the occult or any kinds of cults or, well, any kind of group activity really, to be interested in reading about people getting together and enjoying all the togetherness.On the other h [...]

    • Vit Babenco says:

      Satan Wants Me is fundamentally risqué, murky and trippy black comedy of black magic…“After queuing for about twenty minutes, I secured my own copy of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. The sleeve gave me a start, for there, standing towards the left in the Beatles’ fantasy entourage, was a scowling Aleister Crowley.”It all happened in the era when deportment and ideas were the products of an alchemical revolution…“When I woke up this morning I decided that I was dead. I [...]

    • Michael says:

      Irwin's usual convoluted plotting, where the twists and turns can be as baffling to the reader as to the characters. But in a good way: the thwarting of expectation and undermining of motives is usually surprising and leaves you slightly dizzy, not quite knowing what is real, what fabricated or hallucinatory.The problem with this one, though, is that I had no emotional attachment to any of the characters, none of whom I particularly liked, and consequently I didn't really care what happened to t [...]

    • Gregory Davis says:

      An epistolary novel set in swinging London during the psychedelic sixties, depicting the adventures of a wayward young man as he becomes privy to the dark mysteries of the Black Lodge. It is very evocative of the time period; the reader will smell the patchouli and hear the surreal strains of Donovan, The Incredible String Band and early Pink Floyd as they follow the protagonist Peter on his journey of initiation. In addition to the diabolical tension and sense of unease in the narrative, there [...]

    • Erik says:

      It's London, 1967. Peter is a hip, young sociology major into music, drugs, and wild reckless sex with his girlfriend, Sally. He also develops a taste for the esoteric, namely a local occult group called The Black Book Lodge, a secret Thelemic organization with ties to Aleister Crowley himself. Peter and Sally, along with their drug-gobbling, pseudo intellectual mate, "Mr. Cosmic," all become adepts for the lodge. Whenever the three of them are not scoring drugs, dancing all night at the psych c [...]

    • David Jordan says:

      "Satan Wants Me" is a novel in the form of a diary. A Sociology grad student, Peter, is forced to keep the diary as he is initiated into a group occultists in 1967 London. Lots of drugs, sex and black magic. This was an interesting period, the late '60s, when psychedelia and the occult were at their peak. People were inspired to push their minds to the furthest extremes. Immortality on the astral plane really seemed possible. This book isn't a horror novel, but an attempt to recreate that zeitge [...]

    • aerialcrystal says:

      Beautiful and hypnotising words decorated with punchy straightforwardness made me read greedily through this story full of sinister and even disgusting details and situations. The book leaves a feeling of author's mocking everything on its pages, yet it does also leave an undeniable fear of our own cold hearts which despite the modern view have very little to do with cold minds.

    • Maggie says:

      Gripping, though uneven at times, this is the story of a young man who spends the summer of 1967 mixed up in a Crowley-based cult. The main character's voice is perfect-the right blend of bravado and uncertainty.

    • Haloperidol says:

      Me ha encantado el prota es un tolai total que va de listillo y enrollado. Un tio guai hippie ingles que se mete en un asociacion ocultista.Todo en el libro es surrealista a mas no poder, incluso es gracioso de verdad ,me he llegado a reir en voz alta.

    • Michael D says:

      Really strong at first then trailing into fantastical realms a bit too much, 'Satan Wants Me' is still a lot of fun and it does make one want to experience the 'obscene kiss' first hand.

    • Stuart Wright says:

      Quite simply one of the scariest books I've ever read. Lose yourself in the imagination of an LSD fuelled brain that is being seduced by notions of devil worshipping absolutely wonderful

    • James Newman says:

      Recall this being a fun read. Only flaw being that strange plot twist toward the end.

    • Randy says:

      Satan worshipping in Swinging London in the Sixties. How cool is that?

    • Kenneth says:

      I registered a book at BookCrossing!BookCrossing/journal/13025723

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