Black's Beach Parallax: 8 out of 10
The author will stun and amaze you by the way he weaves this story into historical events from the time. For a young man such as myself who's never experienced the 60s and 70s, it was a captivating delight to be immersed in the culture and events that hitherto had been nothing more than some chicken scratch on a dusty old chalkboard. The author excels at bringing the past to life and thrusting the reader into the adventure.
Be prepared, however, for this novel is packed with sexual references. Its not all that surprising really, for a novel written in this era and set in the 60s, but Black's Beach Parallax is not for those who enjoy clean reading. Unfortunately, the manner in which the sexual tidbits are sprinkled throughout the story makes skipping or skimming past an unclean scene impossible.
All that being said, for those who don't mind (or even enjoy) the sexual references and have always known that quiet thrill of learning about our past this book is definitively and whole-heartily recommended.