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The Lightning Field: Travels in and Around New Mexico

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
"The Lightning Field" is a series of portraits of people and out-of-the-way places in New Mexico and, occasionally, neighboring states. In the spirit of Ian Frazier's "Great Plains" and Bruce Chatwin's "In Patagonia," Robert Eaton illustrates the intimate connections between the land and the people who inhabit it. In recounting his travels, Eaton combines a fine eye for na ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Johnson Books (first published September 1st 1995)
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Patrick Gibson
Jan 14, 2009 Patrick Gibson rated it it was ok
Shelves: road_trip, new_mexico
There are so many out of the way places in New Mexico I am surprised the author picked so few. But the ones he writes about deserve his straight forward observations. If only his writing were as eccentric as the things he is writing about. Don’t get me wrong. It is well done. It’s just that a trip to the Lightning Field is far stranger and more bizarre than he lets on. Same thing with the Christ in the Desert monastery. While the writing is insightful, he seems to miss the mark on the very reaso ...more
So far I'm irritated by his self-centered writing, but I'm interested enough in reading about New Mexico to keep plowing through it. Definitely comparable to Bruce Chatwin, whose books I loved in spite of his arrogance.
Jun 21, 2012 Grant rated it it was amazing
pretty cool this book is here. This was written by a friend of mine. Classic New Mexico.
May 29, 2008 Katherine is currently reading it
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Written by my Uncle, Rob!
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A peaceful travel book with historical information injected into the story.
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