Thanks PJB. I appreciate the positive support from everybody who gave it. If you want to read a chapter this website put up a nice post of the book today. Please check it out, gain perspective from one day in Iraq. Thanks
2 years before the mast - richard henry dana (the dude dana point is named after)
travels with charley in search of america - john steinbeck
billy budd/bartleby/moby **** - herman melville
rabbit, run - john updike
new hampshire - robert frost
"playing doc's games" - william finnegan --http://kingofkooks.blogspot.com/2009/12/playing-docs-games-new-yorker-1992.html
surfers guide to southern california
READ AMERICAN WRITERS---A HEALTHY SENSE OF NATIONALISM IS NOT A CRIME
lifes too short to read just surfing books
With the full understanding that the OP is almost 5 years old and jimmycrab has no doubt long returned from his trip, here are my 20th century American writer recommendations:
Cannery Row and Log from the Sea of Cortez - both by John Steinbeck.
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway.
Chesapeake - James Mitchner.
'Conversations' with your blow up doll are better left in your bedroom & not posted here, emhola hole.
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Back to the thread:
'Dispatches' by Michael Herr
'The Art of Racing in the Rain' by Garth Stein
.....agree with life's too short to read only surf books....but I do like the well-told surf tales
I finally found DA BULL in paperback for a reasonable price, when it arrived it was the paper cover of DA BULL wrapped around a frickin Harry Potter book!
Rabbit run by john Updike, great
suggestion, really anything by Updike!
Also anything by Edward Abby. Hemingway,
was also a great suggestion.
pipe dreams by ke12y slater.shaun tomson has a good book too,forgot the name.big juice,its about bigwave surfing,even got a little article about jjf when he was 15 took the boat out to mavs with his mom n bros just to watch the storm of the millinium
im happy to see there are a few good souls on this website.i checked out your book on the amazon link,looks good and il have to pick it up at barnes and noble.good luck to u and I hope the gov is taking good care of u for your services
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