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Re: [FL] Legend of "outlaw" Edgar Watson killed 19

Hi, and thank you for this information. All references to Edgar Watson are negative, personality-wise, from what I read. However, not having been there, so to speak, I cannot judge whether he earned his reputation, or if the opinions concerning him were justly deserved [but something made his neighbors take up arms against him].

Your message rekindled my interest, and I searched for the sequence in which the saga was written. First came Kiling Mr. Watson [1990]; second was Lost Man's River [1997]; third was Bone by Bone [1999].

In my search, I also discovered other works that Peter Matthiessen authored. I may just give a couple of them a try as well. However, my experience with Bone by Bone still leaves me somewhat hesitant about his lengthy narratives on the descriptions of the natural environment of the area where these evidents took place. After reading a bit about him, though, I realized he is a naturalist so the lengthy descriptive language probably flows naturally.

I then went online to RecordedBooks, Ltd. to see if they had the novels listed. I reasoned that some pretty boring passages could be gotten through when someone is reading them to you. Unfortunately, the price for each novel on CD was $113.75. Prohibitively expensive, especially when compared to the cost of the hardcover book version of about $40.00 per novel. I did, however, bookmark the sites so if I get an urge to treat myself to a birthday, Christmas and Mother's day gift, I will go for it.

I did not find any listings for Shadow Country. I will search further. Thanks again.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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