Love & Haight

Love & Haight By Tracey Madeley, Love Haight Solomon is Irish Catholic and loves his country He travels across the ocean to take a scholarship in San Francisco and is faced with an alternative way of living When he meets Petula he experiences
  • Title: Love & Haight
  • Author: Tracey Madeley
  • ISBN: 9781492336884
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback
  • Love & Haight By Tracey Madeley, Solomon is Irish, Catholic and loves his country He travels across the ocean to take a scholarship in San Francisco and is faced with an alternative way of living When he meets Petula, he experiences the alternative community and their reaction to the criminalisation of LSD, the Vietnam War and the Human Be in His traditional views are challenged through the needs of buSolomon is Irish, Catholic and loves his country He travels across the ocean to take a scholarship in San Francisco and is faced with an alternative way of living When he meets Petula, he experiences the alternative community and their reaction to the criminalisation of LSD, the Vietnam War and the Human Be in His traditional views are challenged through the needs of business compared to the alternative lifestyle lived in the Haight Ashbury Read a fictional account of what it may have been like to live amongst the Love Generation of the 1960 s
    Love & Haight By Tracey Madeley,
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    About "Tracey Madeley"

    1. Tracey Madeley

      My first degree was in Law, my second in Literature and my Masters is in the 18th Century Novel, specialising in womens 18th Century Gothic.I like literature, philosophy and the impact of modern society on peoples lives My writing is informed by social concerns, ecology and disability Peaceful Meadows is my first novel and deals with an alternative hippie lifestyle.

    883 thoughts on “Love & Haight”

    1. The story is about Solomon and Petula, a young couple who meet in the Haight Ashbury during the tumultuous 1960 s.Solomon is an architectural student from Ireland and Petula is a creative, free spirited teenage art student who has dropped out of University in the UK.Although they re in the midst of the flower power revolution, the book goes at a gentle pace and really captures the scenes of Haight Ashbury in San Francisco in 1967.Petula comes across as liberal and a bit self absorbed at first, b [...]


    2. This book was well written and really got into the days I remember as a child Flower power, hippies the whole thing I grew up in Novato, thirty minutes from San Francisco So I spent a lot of time there The whole story of Solomon, a young Catholic man of many values and religious ideas was in shock at first at the free love scene all around Of course going to San Francisco changed his life, even so when he met Petula, who sometimes got on my nerves in the beginning But, she was young and very na [...]


    3. I am not sure where to start this review First things first I have to congratulate the author for bringing up serious social political philosophical issues and discussing them in a constructive way That is very timely in any age, especially ours now The conflict, from the start, is between conventional, 9 5 existence in the corporate world and everything it implies, and the freedom loving, love and human centered philosophy of the sixties we are all familiar with some of us old folks even from p [...]


    4. Love and Haight is a compelling book that follows the life of Solomon as he leaves Ireland for San Francisco to study architecture During his time in San Francisco, he becomes immersed in an alternative culture during the 1960s that introduces him to different religions and liberal mindsets regarding economics, politics, liberty, and love Not being very familiar with the 60 s in San Francisco, I cannot talk about the accuracy of the depiction Nonetheless, I felt the book did a good job of trans [...]


    5. This book is well written with a powerful ending which foreshadows other books in a series It evokes the colour, the beliefs, the scents and the sounds of Flower Power I enjoyed it and would recommend it to readers who are interested in the 1960s I have a few niggles with the portrayal of the era I was a student at Berkeley in those days and witnessed the Berkeley Riots when a police car was trapped for days on Sproul Plaza.Many student witnesses were delighted to exercise their power, they were [...]


    6. OK, so I have given this book four stars It is well researched and gives the reader a real insight into the mind of the times I have to be honest and admit that it is not my normal genre I was provided with a copy in return for an honest review On the plus side it has plenty of information I learned a lot for example about the Irish during this time, their history and their expectations It s a bit of a romance and I am waiting for my wife s opinion she is reading it now as she has a love of thes [...]


    7. Talented author, solid book For me, Love Haight resonates as a character study of Solomon, a sheltered, Irish Catholic young man who wades his way through a series of transformative experiences in 1960s San Francisco I appreciate the earnestness of this character, as Solomon genuinely strives to be respectful of other world views even as he is startled and surprised by them The love story which unfolds in this novel is engaging, but the real richness of this book lies in how it nudges the reader [...]


    8. In the late 1960 s, Solomon leaves his traditional Catholic upbringing in rural Ireland for an internship in San Francisco There he falls for Petula, a blossoming young hippie, and boy does his life ever change.I ve already read Father and Son, another novel by Ms Madeley where a middle aged Solomon has a grown son, so it was fun to go back in time and meet him and a couple of other characters when they were just becoming adults.This novel had some niggling issues with mechanics and pacing Other [...]


    9. It was the 1960 s and Solomon King was the first in his Irish family to attend college When he won the scholarship, it was even amazing Now off to America to learn and study Solomon couldn t wait He met some really nice people right from the beginning but he also met one woman he couldn t forget Petula seemed to be perfect yet they couldn t see eye to eye Suddenly it all came together for them and back to the UK they went Life would soon change forever If you are looking for a book with romance [...]


    10. Reviewed By Laura I loved the fact that this book was set in the 60 sFlower power and all that And the author certainly gives you a good insight into what it was like Here we meet Solomon, an Irish catholic who takes his values seriously He is offered a wonderful scholarship in San Francisco and leaves his home town in Ireland and sets of too pastures new And this is where he meets the lovely Petula, a loving and care free spirit Meeting Petula and his new friends, Solomon starts to question som [...]


    11. I really liked this book.It was obvious the author put a lot of thought and research into the story She made the setting come alive both in Ireland and San Francisco and made it easy to visualize I also enjoyed the dialogue and interaction between the characters, something that s really important for me in any book I read I need conversations and communication to be interesting and to feel realistic, and this book fulfilled that for me I loved Petula and was glad when the POV switched to her for [...]


    12. I thought this book was very well written It is quite evident that the author researched the period the 1960s and the location San Francisco during the youth revolution and I feel she represents both very well I felt that the characters were well developed, particularly the lead character, Solomon, who is instantly likable As a reader, it was easy to become attached to him from the very beginning This is definitely a love story and it takes it s time unfolding, which lends itself to the anticipa [...]




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