Another Randy Wayne White, this one subtitled True tales of adventure, travel, and fishing – a collection of wide-ranging essays, following his mind from the particular to the general and points in between.
This is one funny writer, working along a sentence in a serious vein, and suddenly throwing you from the Iditarod sled into pure hilarity.
The title essay, about the sharks that are no longer there and the trip to not finding them, is my favorite. The journey his sons’ baseballs and gear makes to this far edge of the planet tells us more about Randy than he would probablyl willingly share.
As does the fact that he dedicates the book to his son – ‘With love, respect and admiration, upon his graduation from high school – a great Third World travel partner…..and a good man to have at your side in a tough spot.’
Honest, clear, simple – good thinking and good writing. A good book to have along when you’re traveling, for sure.