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Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen
Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen
4.0 out of 5 stars Flawed masterpiece?, 5 Jun 2014
This book must be the ultimate in the use of the 'unreliable narrator'. Except that in this case there are dozens of narrators, all of them unreliable. Therein lie both the strengths and weaknesses of what Matthiessen clearly intended as his magnum opus.

The massive build-up of detail makes for a rich and immersive experience; by the end - if you get there - you'll feel you've spent a lifetime among these rough-hewn and violent Florida frontiersmen and women. And therein lies the problem - reading the same story three times in one enormous volume ultimately becomes too much of a good thing.

With hindsight, I wish I'd read the three original volumes when they were… Read more
iZKA® - 360' Rotate In-Car Windscreen Or Dash-&hellip by iZKA®
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 29 Jan 2014
I thought at first my phone wasn't going to fit - the spring loaded expandable section of the holder was fairly stiff. But it's fine. Have yet to use it in the car, so don't know yet how the suction attachment will perform.
Home From Home - The Missing Album ~ Heads Hands & Feet
Home From Home - The Missing Album ~ Heads Hands & Feet
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a good album, should have been released at the time.

But there's an even better one lurking out there - the self-titled 1969 album by Poet and the One Man Band - who were HH & F before they changed their name. And it's even better than this!

Seek it out.