The life of a porn addicted housewife.
Saturday, February 12, 2005
Let me start out by saying that while I do like some of his music, I am by no means a Parrothead.
If you think of songs such as "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger In Paradise" you will have a good idea of his novel writing style.
The "hero" of Jimmy Buffet's novels is Tully Mars, a Montana cowboy turned tropical adventurer. While it's best to start with the book "Tales From Margaritaville" , you will be able to pick up Tully's backstory in no time.
Jimmy Buffet is a master at character creation.
Cleopatra Highbourne (a 101 year old schooner captain in search of a bulls-eye lens.)
Ix-Nay (a Mayan Shaman and Tully's best friend.)
Mr Twain (Tully's horse who has traveled the tropics with him)
and a host of many others.
Pay particular attention to the story of Willie Singer's trip to Dalvalo. How Jimmy came up with the whole idea of the plane ritual is beyond me.
I would definitely recommend this book, along with all of his other books, to anyone looking for a fun read.