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December 9th, 2004

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08:23 am - "Follow the equator, like that old articulator. . ."
So I now have Jimmy's new book, A Salty Piece of Land. It comes with a CD, too, and I rather like the song on it.

The book follows Tully Mars, whom I last met riding down the Mississipi to the Gulf on his horse, Mr. Twain. That story, found in Tales From Margaritaville, is one of my favourites. You can also catch snippets of that story in the song "Take Another Road", found on the album Off To See the Lizard.

That's the beauty of Buffett's work: the story can stand alone, through any of the various media and incarnations you may find. . . but why should it, when you can have the whole story by taking it all in?

Jimmy's writing is a particular style: the story is always grand and beautiful, but the writing itself isn't so hot. You have to read the book for the story, not the writing.

But that's the way it's always been with Jimmy, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Current Mood: creative
Current Music: "Take Another Road", -JB

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Date:December 9th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)
man, now I can't buy you that book for yule!
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Date:December 9th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC)
Ha. You should realize that Buffett albums, books, and DVD's are all things that I buy upon release :)

There are few other things like this :)

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