Magdalena Mountain: A Novel
A rich and rollicking first novel from one of America's most beloved and widely acclaimed nature writers, Robert Michael Pyle
In Magdalena Mountain, Robert Michael Pyle's first and long-awaited novel, the award-winning naturalist proves he is at home in an imagined landscape as he is in the natural one. At the center of this story of majesty and magic in the natural world...more
I'm an educated and intelligent man, but RMP's antiquated writing style made reading it a great mental chore. I have a pretty extensive vocabulary, but I constantly found myself reaching for the dictionary to figure out what some new word (to me) ...more
What I love most about Pyle's writing is the lovely ...more
The central characters of James Mead and the singular erebia magdalena are so compelling, and then there is Mary, or should we also say M ...more
I read this for a book club --may add to this after our discussion
Loved Pyle's beautiful writing style and also his deep knowledge of ecology and this area of the Rockies. Had to look up words several, so my vocabulary benefited too.
LIked the beginning and the ending sections, but tho't some sections needed an editor.
I could have done without all the sex and IMO quite graphic details.
If Mead's experience at Yale is typical of committees for grad students, then i ha ...more