Review: 1969

1969: A Brief and Beautiful Trip Back

Historical Fiction

by Sea Gudinski

Take a trip down the rabbit hole without ever leaving the comfort of your living room… This is a novel in which history meets science fiction and psychedelics meet spirituality through a seamless blend of fact and fantasy. 1969: A Brief and Beautiful Trip Back is one girl’s account of her fantastic and unique experience of the hippie counterculture and how it changed her and those around her for the rest of their lives. From a run-of-the-mill existence in the ultra-conservative town of Fresno, California, formerly naïve teenager and rock devotee Rhiannon Karlson takes the trip of a lifetime after a drug dealer sells her a particularly potent and mysterious substance, sparking her unparalleled journey of soul-searching, consciousness-expansion, and unyielding search for the Truth. The rest, you may say, is history.



4 out of 5

1969: A Brief and Beautiful Trip Back is a great book, (don’t be intimidated by its length). You get drawn into Rhiannon’s world, no matter the era it currently resides in. Rhiannon is a relatable teenager, at odds with her mother, and trying to find her place in the world while following her dream. If you’ve never really been into the drug scene you may find parts of this a bit unrelatable. The overall story easily smooths over these parts however, so don’t let that stop you from diving into this awesome story!

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About the Author

Sea Gudinski was born and raised in the small town of Holmdel, New Jersey. She has written  prolifically since the age of ten, producing six novels and one collection of poetry. 1969: A Brief and Beautiful Trip Back is her first published work. She is an avid reader and a lover of all things historical. With a wide breadth of knowledge and an unquenchable desire to learn, she has delved into several  eras in recent history with the hope of shedding some light on the issues faced in today’s world. Her  works are a delightful marriage of fact and fiction, peopled with vibrant characters, each with a unique  and meaningful story to tell. She writes with depth and passion in the hope that her work will inspire others the way other literary works have inspired her. Her essay, The Aquarian Age was recently published in Elliot Landy’s 50th Anniversary brochure, Woodstock

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