10 thoughts on “'Reds'

  1. says:

    I love this book I first read this when I was a teenager I found it while rummaging through my older sisters books Years later I could remember little bits and pieces of it but I wanted to read it again because it had made such a big impression on me when I was young I found a copy on a used book site a couple years back, so I snagged it and then gave Reds a long awaited re read I was not disappointed.


  2. says:

    Wow What a trip down memory lane, if nothing else I give it a solid three or three and a half, were that an option The first few pages made me chuckle as it was set in a time and place near and dear to my aging heart The talk Geez Some of it I haven t used in forty years, some I still use One of many words phrases I used often was Maintain Just maintain Speaks volumes about paranoia Anyway river, Reds is the story of a coupla young hippy chicks that hook up with a young naive dude Wow What a trip down memory lane, if nothing else I give it a solid three or three and a half, were that an option The first few pages made me chuckle as it was set in a time and place near and dear to my aging heart The talk Geez Some of it I haven t used in forty years, some I still use One of many words phrases I used often was Maintain Just maintain Speaks volumes about paranoia Anyway river, Reds is the story of a coupla young hippy chicks that hook up with a young naive dude out driving his folks car in the Valley The chicks talk him into driving them up to San Francisco, up to the Haight What follows is a scary tale of sex and drugs No specific music mentioned to anchor it Likely because of potential lawsuits Reds being the main fuel I can relate to maybe sixty percent of it, but pretty quickly it climbs up the ladder to totally freaking out There by the Grace of Ganesh go I I need a cup of green tea


  3. says:

    I have loads of books similar to this the kind featuring young people in the 60 s and 70 s I collect them for their super cool retro appeal but I also enjoy the manner in which their little stories are told usually used as a cautionary warning for young people not to get caught up in the wrong crowd, use drugs etc See Go Ask Alice.


  4. says:

    I read this book in my late teens and couldn t read fast enough..fantasticso much so it still sticks in my mind 20 years later.


  5. says:

    Loved it I love Jack Thomas writing style and the imagery of SoCal in the late 60s early 70s is great.


  6. says:

    I read this book in high school for a book report the amount of drugs and sex in it made quite an impressionone that keeps this book on my mind 40 years later the book is about some teens that hook up and end up in the Haight Ashbury area of San Francisco during a time of free love, communes, and drugs My memory is hazy on the details, but the one that I will never forget is of the one girl cutting off a guy s penis


  7. says:

    I read this in 8th grade and loved it Made a big impression on me and influenced my teenage trajectory, good and not so good Have never seen it since


  8. says:

    Read this in 7th grade, early 1970s Still remember the cover.


  9. says:

    Read when I as a teen Recently bought a copy and reread Still a good read.


  10. says:

    OBJECTIVELY HORRIFYING LITERATURE WERE YOU RLY INTO AS A TEENIEI WAS OBSESSED WITH A BOOK I FOUND IN THE FREE BOOK PILE AT THE LIBRARY CALLED REDS IT WAS ABOUT TEENIES TAKING DRUGS IN THE 60S I THINK, I CAN BARELY REMEMBER IT NOW.


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