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A good beach read #172521
01/18/05 04:43 PM
01/18/05 04:43 PM
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Savannah, GA USA
CrackerLarry Offline OP
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Hello all. I just finished a good beach book by Jimmy Buffet called "A Salty Piece of Land", a very good adventure novel, I think his first? Anyway, a lot of the story centers around Belize, AC and southern Mexico and has a lot of history, culture and such, along with good entertainment. I thought you BZ-aholics might enjoy it, if you haven't seen it yet. This is the first book by him that I've read and he tells a pretty good tale and ties in a lot of his song lines...

Re: A good beach read #172522
01/18/05 05:01 PM
01/18/05 05:01 PM
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Some times there, some times h...
Agreed. MY normally insensitive children (just kidding) got it for me for Christmas along with one of those 3,000,000 candlepower flashlights that I can use to signal Havana from San Pedro should the need arise. The book is a good read.

There is another older book (20 yrs +) around that was loaned to me by a gringo local in SP three years ago. It's a fictional adventure and takes place in Belize during the 60's and involves traffic in fraudulent Mayan artifacts. Pretty interesting since it is set all over BZ (including SP) during the "colonial" days. I suspect it is out of print (the copy I had was paperback) but the author it seems was fairly well known. Maybe a good project for me to start on--finding it again, I returned the loaner.

Re: A good beach read #172523
01/18/05 05:52 PM
01/18/05 05:52 PM
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Some times there, some times h...
Try another one:

"A novel"

Carlos Miller
ISBN 0738807176 (430 pg) has it in hardback and softback.

Re: A good beach read #172524
01/18/05 06:26 PM
01/18/05 06:26 PM
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Rockport, Maine
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Chooch - ley us know thew name as soon as you can - going "Googling" right now!

Carlos' book is an intersting read, I agree.

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Re: A good beach read #172525
01/18/05 07:26 PM
01/18/05 07:26 PM
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S.L.C. Ut. U.S.A.
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Sounds great. I also got it for Christmas. Been saving for the hammock at Caribe Island. 2 more days. Woo Hoo!!!

Re: A good beach read #172526
01/18/05 08:18 PM
01/18/05 08:18 PM
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Thanks Cracker Larry! I liked "Tales from Margaritaville". My favorite Buffett book was "A Pirate Looks At Fifty", he wrote about touring the Carribean Islands in his sea plane, stopped in San Pedro and had lunch at Lily's.
I'm gona run down & pick up "A Salty Piece Of Land" tomorrow.
A good read for any divers out there is "The Last Dive" by Bernie Chowdhury, it's a fascinating & mesmerizing read, hard to put down. It's a true story about ordinary people placed in extraordinary situations.
I will bring it down with me, I will be at BCs the 30th of this month, the first diver to ask me for it can have it as a gift, just pass it on when you are done with it.

Re: A good beach read #172527
01/19/05 03:56 AM
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Geez, J Dog. I thought "The Last Dive" was one of the mostly poorly written books I've ever read.

Sure, the story itself was interesting but it could have been told ever so much better. Those guys were courting Darwin from day one.

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: A good beach read #172528
01/19/05 09:54 AM
01/19/05 09:54 AM
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A couple of weeks ago I finished "Shadow Divers" about the guys who discovered (and after six years) identified Hitler's lost sub 65 miles off the coast of New Jersey (in 230 feet of water). A really amazing read. Highly recommended. mobunny cool

Re: A good beach read #172529
01/19/05 10:05 AM
01/19/05 10:05 AM
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I also received a copy of "a salty piece of land" for christmas, now i can't wait to start it.

Re: A good beach read #172530
01/19/05 10:07 AM
01/19/05 10:07 AM
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Bellaire, Tx. and the World
Denny Shane Offline
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Well, it could be a good beach read one day... but right now over on my Blog there is a new book, entitled The Memoirs of Gasper deMornay.

If you have ever wanted to write a book or be part of a book here is your opportunity. Anyone can add to the book... a short paragraph or a few pages, whatever. The story line is just now getting underway and you can be a great part of it!

The only real rule kinda is keep it within the right frame set. Meaning if the last paragraph was about walking down a flight of stairs, don't add on in the next line that you are taking off in a rocket ship.

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