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#172521 - 01/18/05 04:43 PM A good beach read  
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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...

#172522 - 01/18/05 05:01 PM Re: A good beach read  
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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.

#172523 - 01/18/05 05:52 PM Re: A good beach read  
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Try another one:

"Belize"
"A novel"

Carlos Miller
ISBN 0738807176 (430 pg)

Amazon.com has it in hardback and softback.

#172524 - 01/18/05 06:26 PM Re: A good beach read  
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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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#172525 - 01/18/05 07:26 PM Re: A good beach read  
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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!!!

#172526 - 01/18/05 08:18 PM Re: A good beach read  
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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.

#172527 - 01/19/05 03:56 AM Re: A good beach read  
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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.


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#172528 - 01/19/05 09:54 AM Re: A good beach read  
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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

#172529 - 01/19/05 10:05 AM Re: A good beach read  
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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.

#172530 - 01/19/05 10:07 AM Re: A good beach read  
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Well, it could be a good beach read one day... but right now over on my Blog http://djshane.blogspot.com/ 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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