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Wicked River by Lee Sandlin
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May 31, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: essays-or-random-nonfic

This book is a pastiche of history, weird (true) stories, and a kind of documentary geography -- a strange exploration into what used to be the wild frontier. I want to write like Lee Sandlin. (PS: I learned that Huck Finn was created in the 1880s, but Twain deliberately set his novel in the early 1840s because he was nostalgic for the era when the river was essentially lawless.)

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