for bringing Richard Brautigan to LitKicks!
He has been my favorite novelist/poet for many years, and I still enjoy pulling out any of the books from my shelves, and rereading them. They are wonderful short, imaginative books that have a zen-like attitude about them, in their brevity, awareness, and humor, and also a nice blend of psychedelic perception (even tho it has been my understanding that he did not do psychedelics, or any other drugs).
A few other recommended reads by Brautigan:
'Sobrero Fallout-a Japanese Novel' (1976)
'the Hawkline Monster-a Gothic Western' (1974)
'Willard & His Bowling Trophies' (1975)
An interesting e-cruise can be had on amazon.com
under his name. His older books are available thru 'Used Book Dealers' at quite hefty prices, as he has his own cult following, deservedly so.