Where have all the flowers gone? Well, they're still quite fresh here and Brautigan's Pied Pipedreams have lured a tremendous number of younger readers in his earlier novels which appeared in paper. Nothing disturbs the droll, easy, affectionate vision -- even the abortion of the title and the fact thereof. For starters, this begins in the library, a library on an old overgrown lot in San Francisco where for years aspirants of all ages leave the books they've written. They're the books of ""all the losers and dingalings"" and sealed up with them is the librarian. He's been there for three years until Vida comes with her too beautiful body which is such an incitement. And she becomes pregnant and they go to Tijuana for the abortion and they return to the library, only to be displaced right back into the world (Berkeley). . . . The gentle, funny, offbeat stale of innocence is its most appealing assumption and best protection.