For a person who was not brought up in the US let alone born in the 70's, some of the references were wasted, and I was quite skeptical of how genuine the references to their lives truly were (or if they were exaggerated). However, I was generally surprised that I liked this book as much as I did. "Sex, drugs, and (not so much) rock'n'roll" are the major part of the book, along with the glimpse into the lives of the young veterans coming back from Vietnam. It is an interesting take on the coming of age genre of books which, I think, is suitable for teen/young adult as well as adult readers.
I was, frankly, disappointed in the conclusion of the book. The occasional jumps into the future/past events just to give us perspective of the characters' lives ended up being a bit confusing.