Archive for the ‘Florida’ Category

SHADOW COUNTRY by Peter Matthiessen

I’ve been concerned about reviewing SHADOW COUNTRY from the get go. For starters, it is big at eight hundred and ninety-two pages. And there is the subject matter: Nothing less than a reckoning of the “last American frontier,” the turn of the century coast of southwest Florida, the Ten Thousand Islands, as reflected through the experience of a single, highly complex, enigmatic figure, Edgar J. Watson.

July 20, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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THE DOWNHILL LIE by Carl Hiaasen

Returning to golf thirty-two years after he gave it up, author Carl Hiaasen, famous for his off-beat and hilarious South Florida mysteries, shares his struggles to relearn the game of golf and maybe, even, learn to have fun with it. Golf is not a natural “fit” for Hiaasen—”I was just as restless, consumed, unreflective, fatalistic, and emotionally unequipped to play golf in my fifties as I was in my teens,” he admits. So why did he do it? “I’m one sick bastard.”

June 8, 2009 · Judi Clark · 2 Comments
Posted in: Florida, Humorous, Non-fiction