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Icarus of Brooklyn: A Spiritual Quest Gone Wrong
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Please note you've to add our email mailer bookmail. Both sides of the aisle profit from this cottage industry of ad hominem, sweeping generalizations, and enough men of straw to protect a goodly-sized continent of farm fields. It stirs us to create divisive and derisive false dichotomies between the sinister and the gullible, and the brilliant and forthright which side would you rather be on? As humanists, our former banner summum bonum was the dignity of the individual, which has been more recently superseded by a dedicated anti-theism.
From a toddler discovering his ego through the establishment of the self and the other to a young child learning about death and the concept of God through an ephemeral prize goldfish, Alper sets off on a personal journey of disillusion, drugs, and nearly dying by his own hand.
Through the course of events Alper tries to find his place in an ever-expanding universe, tests his boundaries of experience, and eventually loses all attachment to any sense of self-identity. He takes us on a voyage through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood in which his struggle to find God nearly kills him.
As an adolescent Alper experimented with marijuana and psychedelics. The rebellious teen took blotter hits and a lesson from a shamanic Coney Island acid dealer named Ray-Ray. His drug use extended into his short time at Vassar College, and his existential crisis deepened after his expulsion. While vacationing with his parents during this time, Alper was bitten by a raccoon. The following exchange ensues back in the cabin:.
Either that or I have rabies. Sometimes in the search for ultimate answers one gets burned.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Oct 03, Ellen Goldberg rated it it was amazing. Icarus is a gem. A modern day Alice in Wonderland in that it takes the reader on a wonderful journey of innocence and self-exploration through a vista of surreal and lavish landscapes full of fantastical characters, altered states of consciousness and then a dark descent from which the protagonist emerges triumphant.
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