The book that inspired Kate Bush’s classic song ‘Cloudbusting’ and has drawn praise from John Lennon and author Kes Kesey, has been republished by John Blake Publishing Ltd, along with a beautiful brand new cover illustrated by fine artist Christian Furr.
Known for his portraits, including Queen Elizabeth II, Furr campaigned for its reprint, even offering his services for free to help return the modern classic to the shelves.
“I truly love this book. You become utterly submersed in the wonder and magic. Its completely timeless and I’m so excited to help bring it to the attention of a new generation.
I received a lovely letter form Peter Reich – all the way from Massachusetts – with a photo of the original ‘Cloudbusting machine’ to say thank you for the cover art. What can I say? A dream come true!”
First published in 1973, A Book of Dreams is the extraordinary account of life as friend, confidant and child of the brilliant but persecuted Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich. Peter, his son, shared with his father the revolutionary concept of a world where dream and reality are virtually indistinguishable, and the sense of mission which set him and his followers apart from the rest of the human race.
Here, Peter Reich writes vividly and movingly of the mysterious experiences he shared with his father: of flying saucers; the ‘cloudbuster’ rain-makers and the FDA narks; and of the final tragic realization of his father’s death, which woke him up to the necessity of living out his life in an alien world.
Already regarded as a modern classic, ‘A Book of Dreams’ is not only a beautifully written narrative of a remarkable friendship and collaboration, but a loving son’s heartfelt tribute to a loving father.
‘A Book Of Dreams’ is available to buy from all good book shops from today (John Blake Publishing Ltd)