Monday, January 18, 2016


Troy's Work Table is reading Shadow Country (2008) by Peter Matthiessen "again."

In the past, I read "Book 1" (the equivalent of Matthiessen's earlier novel Killing Mister Watson, 1990) and "Book 2" (the equivalent of Lost Man's River, 1997), but couldn't bring myself to read "Book 3" (the equivalent of Bone by Bone, 1999). I greatly enjoyed the storytelling of both "Book 1" (told by the various neighbors of Watson) and "Book 2" (told by Watson's son) and disliked Watson so much that I didn't want to hear his side of the story in "Book 3." But now I think I'm ready to work my through the entire novel, all 900 pages of this "new rendering of the Watson legend" and give Edgar Watson his due.

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