(New) [Shadow Country] AUTHOR Peter Matthiessen

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summary Shadow Country review Shadow Country 103 free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Matthiessen País de sombras es la historia poética mítica y devastadora de uno de los primeros terratenientes del estado de Florida E J Watson personaje histórico ue cometió múltiples asesinatos y murió a su vez a manos de sus vecinos en un crimen ue obsesionó a su hijo para siempre Nacido en 1855 y ase. In the early 1990s Peter Matthiessen wrote his Watson trilogy a 1400 page work that his publishers to his discomfort insisted on publishing in three volumes Never satisfied with the work feeling that it was disjointed and insufficiently integrated Matthiessen began a number of years ago revising and extensively reworking the story modifying it apparently significantly and he published the new work last year as Shadow Country I never read the trilogy indeed the only Matthiessen work I d previously read was his magnificent book The Snow Leopard but this new book itself almost 900 pages is one of the most gripping and moving novels I ve ever read It is based upon the life of a real person EJ Watson a sugar cane grower and legendary personage of the Florida frontier at the turn of the 20th century a man around whom stories of violence accumulated and who was apparently shot dead by a crowd of neighbors and acuaintances in 1910The novel is organized in a fascinating and effective way The first chapter of Book One describes Watson s killing the remainder of the Book being broken into multiple chapters each from the perspective of one of 16 different characters who reflect upon who Watson was their knowledge and experience of him and events as they interpreted them up till his death Book Two is about Watson s son Lucius and his twenty year uest to understand what happened on that fateful day to learn who his father really was and at least at the onset of his search to gain a measure of vindication and justice for his father Book Three is told by Watson himself beginning with the first two decades of his life in Edgefield and Clouds Creek South Carolina during Reconstruction moving to the primary site of Watson s story and life the Ten Thousand Islands region of the southwestern Florida coast interrupted by a brief sojourn in Oklahoma and telling his story from his own perspective up to yes the instant of his deathMatthiessen is a master story teller his skills of description making places and persons come alive with a vividness that is startling his ability to evoke specific and present detail and mood no doubt a result in part to his own Zen background I found myself haunted by the sea the vegetation and the harsh landscape of a part of the country with which I was unfamiliar Matthiessen s characterizations are subtle and distinctive his ear for dialect exuisite and his portrayal of racial and socio cultural differences acute and sensitive His sense of pace and gradual revelation in the novel are highly efficacious leading the reader through a labyrinthine story with aplomb and without confusion like Ariadne and her threadThis is a powerful and indeed almost hypnotic novel one of the best I ve read and I recommend it highly

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summary Shadow Country review Shadow Country 103 free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Matthiessen Bra maestra ue es a la vez un estremecedor western y una desgarradora historia familiar«La ficción de Peter Matthiessen es la razón por la ue muchas de las personas de mi generación decidieron convertirse en escritores País de sombras cumple las más altas expectativas de cualuiera» RICHARD FO. I swear I will never think of Florida the same again Gone is my impression of an overly air conditioned world of old people wearing Bermuda shorts and long black socks This book was brilliant and terrifying and drenched in blood It s set in the Ten Thousand Islands of the Florida Everglades beginning in the late 1800s when it was as lawless as the Wild West The characters display frontier grit in spades and a vicious poisonous breed of racism the likes of which I have never seen before The author absolutely nails his material you can smell the swampy water feel the mosuitoes and see all the way to the souls of the characters According to the jacket this book was originally published against the will and intent of the author as three separate books Killing Mister Watson Lost Man s River and Bone by Bone After many years and extensive re editing the author succeeded in getting it republished according to his initial vision of the work The results are pretty spectacular I can see the first book working nicely as a stand alone but the combination of the three is what gives the book its uniue texture Book One the former Killing Mister Watson was undeniably my favorite It is told end first with the reader finding out in the first few pages that a Mr Watson has been gunned down by his neighbors The author then spends the rest of the book telling the events that led up to this through a dozen or so points of view That is through the eyes of just about every gender race class and grudge in the Ten Thousand Islands save that of E J Watson himself In linear terms the story deals with the gradual accumulation of evidence of Watson s guilt the killings disappearances and dark rumors that eventually turn his neighbors to fear and kill him But the actual telling of the story is much interesting the characters doubt themselves and each other their prejudices and allegiances lead them to ignore what they shouldn t and every person in the islands interprets Mr Watson s actions and supposed actions just a bit differently It s a fascinating story that is perfectly toldI m reserving a star from my rating due to Book Two which skips forward to the 1920s and 30s and examines Watson s son Lucius as he attempts to clear his father s name It has plenty of merit but it s slower and lacks the menacing immediacy of the first book But while the atmosphere is lacking a bit the examination of a son s desire to believe the best of his father in the face of overwhelming popular opinion to the contrary is interesting The Third Book was also not uite up the standard of the first but it was very good The final book is reserved for the infamous Watson s own point of view from his violent childhood to his violent death It is intriguing to see his perspective and to get an authorized version of the events of his life although seeing things through his eyes did not always clear up matters of fault and guilt as much as one might expect I think most people are sympathetic to their own stories and Edgar Watson is no different He wanted to be happy he saw a fair amount of good in himself and he saw himself as honestly regretful over much of what he directly or indirectly caused to happen around him There are probably some readers who saw him as a man sinned against than sinning a victim of abuse with bad stars and an adolescent head injury that let his id permanently out to play My own interpretation was that he was a textbook sociopath with all the ironic charm and intelligence and horror the label impliesThis was an excellent book all around and I would very much recommend it It ll knock your socks off The metal planet relationship A study of celestial influence razón por la ue muchas de las personas de mi generación decidieron convertirse en escritores País de sombras cumple las más altas expectativas de cualuiera» RICHARD FO. I swear I will never think of Florida the same again Gone is my impression of an overly air conditioned world of old people wearing Bermuda shorts and long black socks This book was brilliant and terrifying and drenched in blood It s set in the Ten Thousand Islands of the Florida Everglades beginning in the late 1800s when it was as lawless as the Wild West The characters display frontier grit in spades and a vicious poisonous breed of Lord Tedric Alien Realms A star book racism the likes of which I have never seen before The author absolutely nails his material you can smell the swampy water feel the mosuitoes and see all the way to the souls of the characters According to the jacket this book was originally published against the will and intent of the author as three separate books Killing Mister Watson Lost Man s River and Bone by Bone After many years and extensive 6 Verses That Can Change Your Life re editing the author succeeded in getting it No Limits Brutal Master #2 republished according to his initial vision of the work The Lets Be Just Friends Just Friends #1 results are pretty spectacular I can see the first book working nicely as a stand alone but the combination of the three is what gives the book its uniue texture Book One the former Killing Mister Watson was undeniably my favorite It is told end first with the Liar Liar reader finding out in the first few pages that a Mr Watson has been gunned down by his neighbors The author then spends the A Mother and Daughter Diary of Raw Food Recipes for Beginners rest of the book telling the events that led up to this through a dozen or so points of view That is through the eyes of just about every gender Essays one race class and grudge in the Ten Thousand Islands save that of E J Watson himself In linear terms the story deals with the gradual accumulation of evidence of Watson s guilt the killings disappearances and dark #chill rumors that eventually turn his neighbors to fear and kill him But the actual telling of the story is much interesting the characters doubt themselves and each other their prejudices and allegiances lead them to ignore what they shouldn t and every person in the islands interprets Mr Watson s actions and supposed actions just a bit differently It s a fascinating story that is perfectly toldI m Femmes, si vous saviez...: 83 questions-réponses, hormones, ménopause, ostéoporose (DDB.CHRISTIANIS) reserving a star from my Au bagne (Arlea-poche) rating due to Book Two which skips forward to the 1920s and 30s and examines Watson s son Lucius as he attempts to clear his father s name It has plenty of merit but it s slower and lacks the menacing immediacy of the first book But while the atmosphere is lacking a bit the examination of a son s desire to believe the best of his father in the face of overwhelming popular opinion to the contrary is interesting The Third Book was also not uite up the standard of the first but it was very good The final book is The Kaya Girl reserved for the infamous Watson s own point of view from his violent childhood to his violent death It is intriguing to see his perspective and to get an authorized version of the events of his life although seeing things through his eyes did not always clear up matters of fault and guilt as much as one might expect I think most people are sympathetic to their own stories and Edgar Watson is no different He wanted to be happy he saw a fair amount of good in himself and he saw himself as honestly Indistractable How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life regretful over much of what he directly or indirectly caused to happen around him There are probably some The Baby They Longed For recommend it It ll knock your socks off

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summary Shadow Country review Shadow Country 103 free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Matthiessen Sinado en 1910 Watson y su destino son el testimonio de la América profunda en una de sus épocas más tumultuosas repleta de violencia y conflictos raciales y sociales A partir de la trilogía publicada por el propio Matthiessen en la década de los noventa este prodigioso escritor ha creado una o. Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2008This is a beast of a book at 892 pages If you ve read Matthiessen s fiction or non fiction then you are familiar with his propensity to write two sentences when one might possibly suffice Don t get me wrong he can write some descriptive and interesting prose He was simply born to writeThis book of historical fiction tells the life story of the outlaw EJ Watson largely taking place in the shadow country of Florida The story was originally told in three separate novels This book that won him his award is essentially a re mastered and condensed version of the original booksThe first book is a series of first person vignettes told by those who knew the temperamental and vindictive Watson in Florida up until his demise The setting is mainly in the western Everglades It is clear that a lot of people feared him The next book focuses on Watson s son Lucius as he attempts to put together the history of his father and his father s ancestors Lucius learns the origins of the family in North Carolina and northern Florida The last book is really the first and second books but told in the first person by the main character EJ Watson and covers his life from childhood until his death We learn the real story behind all of the murders attributed to him in the first book This last book was interesting but was not entirely convincing as it was written in an erudite manner and I had a tough time reconciling this approach with an uneducated and ignorant man who was drunk most of the time The threads in the story are interwoven with Matthiessen s naturalistic style for which he is well known He had no difficulty convincing me that I was riding along with the main characters in their skiffs while maneuvering up and down the iconic rivers and swamps of the Everglades 4 stars 5 star material and entertaining story but the novel was too long for a history of an obscure outlaw from Florida Matthiessen is a master at setting the mood and scene but also is not always clear in his storytelling There were a large number of ancillary characters


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    (New) [Shadow Country] AUTHOR Peter Matthiessen free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Matthiessen summary Shadow Country A brutal thriller and a literary wonder Be advised this is not a beach read Book One is all first person dialect which as we know slows the reader down If you can skim it you very well may be some sort of lexical genius There’s no r

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    free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Matthiessen (New) [Shadow Country] AUTHOR Peter Matthiessen Shadow Country Peter Matthiessen's New Rendering of the Watson Legend Edgar Artemas Watson 1855 1910For seventeen days I was held enthralled by Shadow Country Once I began it I was unable to stop Nothing could have pulled me away from itA New Rendering of the Watson Legend happens to be the subtitle of Peter Matthiessen's 2008 Nati

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    (New) [Shadow Country] AUTHOR Peter Matthiessen In the early 1990s Peter Matthiessen wrote his Watson trilogy a 1400 page work that his publishers to his discomfort insisted on publishing in three volumes Never satisfied with the work feeling that it was disjointed and in

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    free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Matthiessen (New) [Shadow Country] AUTHOR Peter Matthiessen Peter Matthiessen ´ 3 characters Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2008This is a beast of a book at 892 pages If you’ve read Matthiessen’s fiction or non fiction then you are familiar with his propensity to write two sentences when one might possibly suffice Don’t get me wrong he can write some descriptive and interesting prose He was simply born to writeThis book of historical fiction tells the life st

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    free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Matthiessen (New) [Shadow Country] AUTHOR Peter Matthiessen Peter Matthiessen ´ 3 characters Here lies Edgar Artemas WatsonThe book opens on a scene of destruction a hurricane has ravaged the Ten Thousand

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    (New) [Shadow Country] AUTHOR Peter Matthiessen 4✚★I'm not sure what to say after taking 9 months to finish this epic masterpieceIt's really 3 books in one After books 1 2 I needed a break and then others got in the way Each book tells the same story from three differ

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    free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Matthiessen (New) [Shadow Country] AUTHOR Peter Matthiessen In this churchyard in a woodland meadow at the end of a white road he missed what he had never known the peace o

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    summary Shadow Country Peter Matthiessen ´ 3 characters (New) [Shadow Country] AUTHOR Peter Matthiessen As you probably know if you have skimmed the book description the author has in Shadow Country put all three of his earlier books about Watson into one The first section expresses the views of all the diverse people who knew Watson Th

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    summary Shadow Country (New) [Shadow Country] AUTHOR Peter Matthiessen Peter Matthiessen ´ 3 characters I swear I will never think of Florida the same again Gone is my impression of an overly air conditioned world of old people wearing Bermuda shorts and long black socks This book was brilliant and terrifying and drenched in blood It’s set in the “Ten Thousand Islands” of the Florida Everglades beginning in the late 1

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    (New) [Shadow Country] AUTHOR Peter Matthiessen E Watson The DecemberistsMy copy of this book is 892 pages and I understand the original manuscript was like 1300 pages And then the Decembrists basically sum up Matthiessen's story in less than four minutesJust sayinThis v

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