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Kevin Revolinski

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Kevin Revolinski is the Mad Traveler from Madison, Wisconsin. His articles and photography have appeared in Chicago Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald and Miami Herald. He has lived in Turkey, Panama, Guatemala and Italy and travels regularly for work. He is currently at work on 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Madison and a travel memoir about his time in Reggio Calabria, Italy. See his work at The Mad Traveler http://www.themadtravler.com

Average rating: 3.78 · 206 ratings · 40 reviews · 22 distinct works
The Yogurt Man Cometh

3.29 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 2006
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: M...

4.25 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Wisconsin's Best Beer Guide...

4.21 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Best Tent Camping: Wisconsi...

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Michigan's Best Beer Guide

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013
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Camping Michigan: A Compreh...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Backroads  Byways of Wiscon...

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2009
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Insiders' Guide to Madison,...

2.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2010
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Best Easy Day Hikes Grand R...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
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Really unusual sort of writing approach here, and I was a bit frustrated by it at first. Give it time if you feel so.
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A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan  Dee
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A good read, reminds me a bit of a lighter weight Bonfire of the Vanities. Almost gave up on it in the beginning and can't say I really felt strongly for the characters. But provokes some thinking about celebrity, scandal, how we deal with a loss of ...more
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Buried Child by Sam Shepard
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Might be his plays just aren't my thing. It's dark and twisted, everyone keeps saying, and that's true. But other than some nervous chuckles and some mild a-ha moments as things are revealed/hinted at, I don't get much out of it. Near the beginning t ...more
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Simpatico by Sam Shepard
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In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
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Great coming of age novel set in 1970s Libya under the Qaddafi regime. The narrator is looking back at his experiences as a nine-year-old as political violence and betrayal comes to his neighborhood. At many points you want to shout to the boy as he ...more
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In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
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written by Hisham Matar and published in February 2007 by The Dial Press. This is Matar's bio as written on the end flap:

Hisham Matar was born in 1970 in New York city to Libyan parents and spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo. H..." Read more of this review »
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Great Dream of Heaven by Sam Shepard
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Great collection of properly short short stories. Shepard's dialogue is great. No surprise for an accomplished playwright. Some are quite short pointed scenes and may leave the plotted short story fans a little unsatisfied. I may be such a fan, but f ...more
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Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
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The sacred four - Garp, Hotel NH, Ciderhouse, and the best, Owen Meany - may never be outdone, but this is the first one in a long while that I think gets close. I might not have as much patience for the long detailed tragi-comic stories, maybe. Migh ...more
Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
"This is the new John Irving novel and it's something special. I've read a number of the man's novels and I can honestly say that Last Night in Twisted River is like nothing -- not from him, nor from anyone else -- I've read before. If you think Ir..." Read more of this review »
Looking for Alaska by John Green
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“...the bittersweet reminder of life's ephemeral pleasures, of opportunities that pass...These experiences would never be repeated and for that I was sad to see them go. But I also relished in the pricelessness of things so unique. That which can be duplicated loses its gold.”
Kevin Revolinski, The Yogurt Man Cometh

“We are the creators of our lives. We form them from whatever material presents itself.”
Kevin Revolinski, The Yogurt Man Cometh

“As I lay down flat in a drunken stupor next to the porcelain hole in the floor, I thought how interesting it was that "worshipping the porcelain god" in a Muslim country matched their praying style just as it matched the Christian style back home. I also swore never to mix rakı and rum again.”
Kevin Revolinski, The Yogurt Man Cometh

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