- Cannery Row
The best first paragraph in any work of fiction
yet. A possible exception would be the first
paragraph of the next book...
- Don Quixote
Miguel Saavedra De Cervantes
Truly Cervantes birthed the modern novel with
this one. Read it in spanish so you can revel in
the puns, double-entendres and total weirdness
that english translations loses.
- Leaves of Grass
Who hasn't read and reread this?
- The Necessity for Ruins
Seminal text on landscape studies. This is the
- If Beale Street Could Talk
The harlem renaissance was a mighty fine time for
writing. This book is sweet.
Harlem renaissance yes. Sensuous innovation in
language. This book belongs to its own genre.
- Coming Home to Eat
gary paul nabhan
Seed nerd decides to only eat food he can grow or
trade or forage in the arizona desert. Road kill
becomes dinner often.
- Stalking the Wild Asparagus
Eagle scout turns nutty forager extraordinaire
and prosletizer of wilds foods. Recipies
- On the Beach
A haunting reality check - recommended
for politicians especially.
- The Cheese Primer
The bible for cheese whores.
- Nance Klehm