Something fishy …

April 15, 2009 § 3 Comments


 There are some places where funky mailboxes are de rigueur. Florida hosts hundreds of ’em.   Florida is theme-a-cali-fragilistic in wonderful ways. Don’t be fooled. Florida is a completely different animal from all the Disney trump you hear about.  There is so much there, so many layers, so many wonderful people, all ages, going at all different speeds, from all kinds of places, experiencing a geography that is nearly magical yet primitive.

Book Selection …

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA by Hemingway. Fine. You would have guessed I’d mention that one.
THE LITTLE MERMAID by HC Andersen. No? Too sad? Yes.
TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA by Richard Brautigan. I read it while in college. It’s referred to as a “thinly veiled novel.” I thinly remember it except for the title and the book cover and I thought the whole thing was cool, rather experimental the way he set it up. But then, plunk, it fell off the expectation level. Still, it’s worth reading for the “times”  in which it was written.
THE GIRLS GUIDE TO HUNTING AND FISHING by Melissa Banks. I read it twice. Because I didn’t remember that I’d read it once already ’til I got near the end the second time. That’s fairly telling.


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§ 3 Responses to Something fishy …

  • ds says:

    Love that mailbox–it looks like it’s going to eat anyone who puts their hand inside it. Love “theme-a-cali-fragilistic” too. Note to self: Read Old Man & the Sea (embarrassing, that). Thanks!

  • anno says:

    Fin-tabulous! Just love it!

  • jeanie says:

    For some reason, this fish reminds me of the movie “Big Fish.” Don’t know why, because you start talking about layers and the fish really isn’t the story. Still…!

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