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We Are Billion Year Old Carbon: A 60's Narrative [Paperback]

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We Are Billion Year Old Carbon: A 60's Narrative by Corey Mesler

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Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.62" Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2005
Publisher   Livingston Press (AL)
ISBN  1931982627  
ISBN13  9781931982627  

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More About Corey Mesler

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Corey Mesler lives to write and writes to live. He has been called-but never to his face-a prophet. If he has seen farther than other men it is because he has stepped on the shoulders of anyone who gets in his way. All of his publishing credits he dedicates to his wife and two children, with the exception of the poem "Lungfish Melody," which he wrote out of a self-destructive desire to meet the actress Heather Graham. His books include DIDDY WAH DIDDY: A BEALE STREET SUITE (Ampersand Books, 2013), THE BALLAD OF THE TWO TOM MORES (Bronx River Press, 2010), and WE ARE BILLION YEAR OLD CARBON (Livingston Press, 2006).

Corey Mesler currently resides in Memphis, in the state of Tennessee.

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The 60s Rollercoaster  May 1, 2006
This book is atypical for my usual genre, but I have read several of Mesler's books and find them erudite and entertaining. "Carbon" is a beautifully rendered, hypnotic trip into the lives of a group of idealistic, indulgent, incandescent and tripped-out kids who define one major current of the 60s. The book takes readers on a rollercoaster ride through the crests and troughs of the times -- Vietnam, the SDS, Kent State, Civil Rights movement, free love and drugs aplenty. Mesler writes exquisite prose and exploits contextual references germane to the times to strengthen the mood. One particularly entertaining section contains faux reviews of The Beatles as they overtook the American music scene within a matter of months and proceeded to symbolize the optimism and eventual decline of the era. I recommend this book as provocative, eloquent and relevant to our own times in ways readers will have to divine for themselves.
Talkin' bout my generation  Mar 9, 2006
I have read much of Mesler's work and this is his best to date.
Being another child that missed the 60's by a hair, I can appreciate this love story of a man and a time. The characters funny and tragic, flawed and perfect. You can't help but care about them and identify with them. The story (really a series of stories, poems, reveiws and travelogs) moves along a great pace and is at times funny, mystical, historical, hysterical, dramatic and vexing.
I highly recomend that you grab your dictionary (Mesler uses a vocabulary that would shame Willian F. Buckley Jr.) and delve into this wild ride of a book.
"Divine Right" Meets "Ulysses"  Mar 7, 2006
This was a wild and profound trip down memory lane in a neighborhood I've never been to before.

Mesler takes a broad look at a momentous period in many of our lives, but wisely filters it through the eyes of an individual. The author himself is never invisible in the novel, short story collection, poetry tome. whatever...

I've read everything Mesler has written, and this is his best (his best yet, at least... I'll be eagerly looking for more to come).
And I live with him!  Feb 17, 2006
This book is fabulous! A real psychedelic wonderland! And I can't believe my husband wrote it!
A New Voice Sings Out From Memphis  Feb 13, 2006
This book defies description, in my opinion, when it comes to what genre one would place it under: short stories, flash fiction, poetry, even music has it all, and more. Mr. Mesler writes with a new voice, one that conjures up images that require the reader to catch his breath every so often. Already having released a very fine novel a couple of years back (Talk) which featured a unique dialogue form throughout, this work goes several steps further, describing fictitious (or not?) occurances in his native Memphis in the 60's, with a host of quirky characters that show up in the prose and poetry...and the result, to me, is sublime. You must read this book, because Corey Mesler will be a name you hear again and again in the future. He is a brilliant writer who deserves attention. This book is well worth your attention, as well!

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