October 6th, 2007

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Sixties Novels, Part 40


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TO WALK THE LINE, David Quammen, Knopf, 1970

Not too much to say about this book that isn't said better by the blurb from my 1972 paperback edition:


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Quammen is a well-known author these days:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Quammen

But note how neatly his career is bifurcated, between early fiction and later non-fiction. Plainly, he saw that novel-writing was a mug's game and got out when he hit it big with his nature writing.

Posted by Paul DiFi.
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Sixties Novels, Parts 31-40 Index

Part 31: THE PETER PAN BAG, Lee Kingman: http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/106079.html
Part 32: P.S. YOUR CAT IS DEAD!, James Kirkwood: http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/109048.html
Part 33: JESUS CHRISTS, A. J. Langguth: http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/111867.html
Part 34: GORE AND IGOR, Meyer Levin: http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/119627.html
Part 35: THE CIRCLE GAME, Joel Lieber: http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/124012.html
Part 36: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF HARRY GOTH, D. Keith Mano: http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/131126.html
Part 37: OEDIPUS IN DISNEYLAND, Hercules Molloy: http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/146356.html
Part 38: DIVINE RIGHT'S TRIP, Gurney Norman: http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/150714.html
Part 39: MOTHER IS A COUNTRY, Kathrin Perutz: http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/160975.html
Part 40: TO WALK THE LINE, David Quammen: http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/163128.html