Date: 3/25/21 1:46 pm From: larspernorgren <larspernorgren...> Subject: [obol] Re: fiction books with birders as protagonists?
There's the 70s detective series--Lou/Lew Archer maybe? Southern California. The one l read starts out with him feeding Scrubjays at the front door of his modest apartment. In the final scene some peripheral character comments on the Brown Pelicans, at the time nearly extirpated by DDT. The private eye then makes an extended metaphor with the peliicans: Environmental decay,corrupted youth...The previous 99% of the text was boilerplate southern California sleaze. Is Earl Stanley Gardner edifying? But some read for escape more than edification. Surely a reader on the list has the author's name at their instant reach. I believe all the author's books have reference to birds, but not crucial to the narrative. Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone -------- Original message --------From: <adamus7...> Date: 3/25/21 1:17 PM (GMT-08:00) To: 'OBOL' <obol...> Subject: [obol] fiction books with birders as protagonists? Fellow birders,There are many non-fiction memoirs and travelogues written by birders,perhaps the best-known being "Kingbird Highway" (by Kenn Kaufman), "BirdingWithout Borders" (by Oregon's own Noah Stryker), and the semi-fictional "TheBig Year (by Mark Obmascik). But what about fictional works? Partlybecause their authors happened to be first- or second-hand acquaintances, Irecently read a couple of fun novels where a birder was the lead character:"Nome" and "Border Songs". Can anyone recommend other works of fiction(perhaps partly based on fact) that feature a birder, hopefully in arespectful way?Paul AdamusCorvallis*******UNSUBSCRIBE: www.freelists.org/list/obolOBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obolContact moderator: <obol-moderators...>