I’m telling you man, this book has it all. Except fly fishing.
The six part series of Peter Matthiessen’s “Lost Man’s River” is on Youtube, exploring the Everglades and 10,000 Islands. Great stuff.
But we like them anyhow.
Tarpon. Standard inflight or train commute entertainment while we pretend to work on the laptop.
Deluxe Mustache Kit. Announce to the world, “I have many leather bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahagony.”
Shadow Country. We like Florida. We like stories about Ole Florida. We think Peter Mathiessen is top shelf. We loved this when it was Killing Mr. Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone By Bone. We’re not even done with this yet and we think it’s the best book from 2008. Buy this book, dammit.
Reading Peter Matthiessen’s book from 1986 on the lost way of life of Long Island’s south shore surfmen and baymen. I’m a huge fan of Matthiessen’s trilogy of historical novels on frontier Florida, particularly Killing Mr. Watson and Bone by Bone. This book is so far a great read about a culture now buried under glitterati and horrible traffic every summer.