An occasional blog about natural history, travel, books and writing ... and anything else that catches my attention.
...that's a long flight. i wish i had been looking skyward...and seen your chair flying overhead...BONELAND...that title makes me want to know more...
I finished reading 'Creole Belle' yesterday. It has a very high body count.'Boneland' is the final book in Alan Garner's Weirdstone trilogy. The first two books came out in the early 60s, so it's been a bit of a wait!
couldn't find the Weirdstone in this part of the woods. Store only had Red Shift which is pretty beguiling
I think that 'Boneland' will only make sense after reading the two earlier parts in the trilogy --- allowing that the first and second books are for children and the third is definitely not.'Red Shift' is a strange book, but I found it enthralling.
the earlier two books seem out of print; have to order from abebooks. So went on to Byatt instead. Am finding more sympathetic authors with a decent sense of natural history like her, Fowles, Laxness...
Have you read any Barbara Kingsolver? She has a degree in zoology (IIRC) and weaves a lot of the natural world into her story telling, particularly in establishing the setting. The Poisonwood Bible is about a U.S. family dragged to the Congo by their missionary father in the time leading up to independence and the assassination of Patrice Lumumba. The Prodigal Summer is told through the intertwining stories of a bunch of folk in Virginia.
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