This is a very strong tale, done in sketchy light blue, about a wannabe artist, who, after being forced out of college due to finances, takes a job in a diner. It is the late 70s in San Francisco and the characters are, to say the least, rather colorful. Drugs, sex and a hodgepodge of musical and artistic styles all come together for the backdrop of this tale of daily life. It is a long work, and even then feels rushed at times, with a variety of people all thrown together, so at times it may be difficult to keep track of who is who (and especially of who is having sex with who), and while I understand why it ended on a somewhat upbeat, if unfinished, note, I would've liked to see more of a conclusion, as, let's face it, we are talking about a very specific moment in time. But I suppose it would leave things with too much of a downer, so perhaps it is best we have what we have. Definitely worth reading.