Batfishing in the Rainforest: Strange Tales of Travel & Fishing
Book: Batfishing in the Rainforest: Strange Tales of Travel & Fishing , by Randy Wayne White, ISBN10: 1558216790, ISBN13: 9781558216792, Globe Pequot Press, January 1998, Paperback
Randy Wayne White, a former fly-fishing guide whose "Out There" column ran for many years in Outside magazine, currently writes a monthly column for Men's Health magazine. Among the many books he's written are The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua, Batfishing in the Rainforest, Last Flight Out, and the "Doc Ford" mystery series. His novel Sanibel Flats was chosen as one of the 100 Best Mysteries of the 20th Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. White is the winner of the Conch Republic Prize for Literature and the John D. MacDonald Award for Excellence in Florida Fiction. He also served on the Florida Judicial Nominating Commission for four years, and currently serves on the Florida Bar Association Grievance Committee. He lives on Pine Island, on Florida's southwest coast.
The first collection from the acclaimed Outside columnist.
The '60s new journalism is now producing a second generation of ``gonzo'' travel writers, postmodern reporters and skewed naturalists: White is all three in this collection of 23 short pieces, some of which have appeared in Playboy , Southern Living et al. Reports of adventures in Central America, Asia and Floria are frothy with peculiar insights on politics, flora and fauna and local character. This travel writing freestyle event offers an antidote to prepackaged armchair adventures and New Age ``sacred tours.'' Even in the company of the Navy SEALS or the Seward (Alaska) Polar Bear Jump crew, White's viewpoint oscillates between quirky subjectivity and transcendence. No tourist board should let him into its country, but fans of P. J. O'Rourke and David Quaamen will find a kindred spirit. (Nov.)
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