Flower City Blues

  • Title: Flower City Blues
  • Author: AllenRosenberg
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Flower City Blues Follow Fonzal Raab the rebellious young owner of the Great Rainbow head shop on a wild street level odyssey through the Flower City at the end of the Psychedelic Sixties and the beginning of the Fun
    Follow Fonzal Raab, the rebellious young owner of the Great Rainbow head shop, on a wild street level odyssey through the Flower City at the end of the Psychedelic Sixties and the beginning of the Funky Seventies It is a no holds barred rip roaring tale packed with in your face dialog and a gallery of sinister characters from both sides of the law.Fonzal befriends, Don VaFollow Fonzal Raab, the rebellious young owner of the Great Rainbow head shop, on a wild street level odyssey through the Flower City at the end of the Psychedelic Sixties and the beginning of the Funky Seventies It is a no holds barred rip roaring tale packed with in your face dialog and a gallery of sinister characters from both sides of the law.Fonzal befriends, Don Valentine, the self indulgent, street savvy owner of the Sandman Lounge Fonzal smokes pot and wears bellbottoms Don drinks Scotch and wears leisure suits It s like a buddy movie from hell Fonzal gets Don to make introductions to the kind of people who will pay big bucks for one of Fonzal s illegal Blue Boxes, people like the city s wise guys and wise guy wannabes Throughout the story Fonzal deals with mobsters, radicals, and a drug deal gone bad, very bad He dodges the cops, the DA, the FBI, phone company security, and a real bullet When Fonzal isn t peddling Blue Boxes he makes time to party hardy with a strange mix of friends, exotic dancers, and even a famous Rock star On the outside, Fonzal looks like a man who has his shit together On the inside, however, his heart is breaking as he struggles to remain relevant in his young daughter s life, watches helplessly as his father battles the ravages of dementia, and yearns to meet the love of his life He knows that she s out there somewhere Flower City Blues is a no holds barred rip roaring yarn populated with a copious mix of oddball characters, outrageous events, tender moments, and huge belly laughs Flower City Blues is a vivid picture of a vanished world during a time when everything was changing Think Easy Rider, Goodfellas, and Fritz the Cat all rolled into one with a feel good ending.

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    About AllenRosenberg


    1. Like a rolling stone gathering moss, Rosenberg gathered experience He taught high school and middle school Art, worked as a YA Librarian He worked as a head hunter, a bartender, and owned a head shop owner during the volital 70 s Later, he owned an old time photo studio, worked as a Real Estate Agent, an electronics buyer for a chain of TV and Appliance stores, a Regional Sales Manager for a major electronics chain, a regional sales rep for a world class Japanese electronics company, a movie and video game distributor, a telemarketing call center manager, and the Moderator of the Silicon Valley Screenwriter s Group He turned to writing novels full time in 2009 and has not done an honest day s work since.He was born the only child of parents considered way too old to have children or to control the one they had He grew up a wild kid He married his first wife a couple of months before graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Design The marriage didn t last fortunately In 1976 Rosenberg and a friend swapped tall tales and ripping yarns on a cross country road trip from San Francisco to Western New York It was after that trip that he knew he wanted to be a writer It took nearly thirty years of tasting life before he could fulfill his dream but, what the hell, he did it.He began by writing a dozen screenplays He couldn t sell them A good friend and published author encouraged him to refocus his skills on novel writing and he did and he was hooked Eighteen months later FLOWER CITY BLUES was launched The story is a funny, rousing, and sometimes poignant journey from innocence to experience It s full of life, love, and adventure during the last flowering of the 60s, just before everything changed and passed from memory to myth.Allen Rosenberg and his wife live in California s beautiful Valley of Hearts Delight a.k.a Silicon Valley.


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    1. "FLOWER CITY BLUES It's not a crime, it's a lifestyle" by Allen Rosenberg is an entertaining and nostalgic period piece for the 1960s and 1970s. It is the time of my own childhood so I have a personal connection but for others it should be just as enjoyable as the book was for me. 23 year old Fonzal gets involved in all kind of difficulties and adventures in the twilight of legality as he teams up with his new friend Don. The story serves as a great vehicle for the fantastic portrayal of an era: [...]

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