The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2543135
Posted By: Amos
19-Jan-09 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
As for books, I am working through a slow, rich reconstruction of life in the 1880-1910 period in the east Florida coast Thousand Islands region. A beautiful and evocative job of reconstructing the historical, the linguistic and the personal threads of the time and space, it is called "Killing MIster Watson" by Peter Matthisen. The writing--the choosing of metaphor and tone and twang and rhythm--is very impressive.