Even though he's from North Jersey, everyone(at least the regulars) should buy a copy of this book. Just do it. Spicoli, you should buy two.
Originally Posted by Mattyb
Jeez, MattyB don't be so modest. You should have told us you got a book published. You ever see Goodfellas where Jimmy's all excited that Tommy's getting made. Well, that's how I feel now.
I hope your mental health is good.
People, don't be a-holes, and buy the dude's book.
By fiction I was referring to Alan's loss of reality at times... he is writing what he remembers and with that, you never know.
Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear
Lost Coast was good. I only posted what I enjoyed, there's a few I've read that didn't make this cut.
Forgot to add: On a Wave. and Cliffs of Insanity. Both GREAT.
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.
Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli
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.