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The fifth in a series of 13 book reviews from my pre-blogging years.

STEPPENWOLF by Hermann Hesse (1927)

The Steppenwolf of the title is Henry Holler, a tired intellectual living a solitary life in an attic flat in a cosy bourgeois home. 263 more words


A Steppenwolf Riot

With a string of hit singles and an album in 1968, two of which, The Pusher, and Born To Be Wild, were to soon be featured in the soon to be released movie… 1,090 more words

Third Wave

A short excerpt from Hesse's Steppenwolf

All interpretation, all psychology, all attempts to makes things comprehenisble, require the medium of theories, mythologies and lies; and a self-respecting author should not omit, at the close of an exposition, to dissipate these lies so far as may be in his power. 44 more words


Classic Rock 2

Many people feel that Deep Purple Machine Head was the forerunner to metal. I agree since Rickie Blackmore went on to metal fame after being in this band when they recorded this album. 75 more words

God Damn the Armaments Man (thanks to God damn the Pusher , Steppenwolf)


Yes, you: the one who manufactures and

pushes weapons anywhere in the world,

served so well by servile governments:

God damn you… 346 more words

Magic Carpet Ride, Part 2

If you were around when Steppenwolf released Magic Carpet Ride in 1968, you may also have taken magic carpet rides with various mind-expanding (and blowing) psychedelics, like LSD and mescaline. 480 more words



I have spent most of my life working under a rule my mom gave me/made me adopt sometime around the fourth grade. Maybe earlier? Anyway, I had worked my way all through Nancy Drew and had gotten used to the formula. 348 more words

Atlas Shrugged