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Flotsam and Jetsam: The Collected Adventures, Opinions, and by Robb White,Bailey White

By Robb White,Bailey White

Robb White (from his first phrases spoken within the early Forties until eventually his demise might sixteen, 2006) used to be a grasp of the paintings of spinning a very good yarn. He was once an previous salt, allotting copious knowledge and leisure in a voice that's half Florida cracker, half biology professor, and continuously hilarious. Readers bought a flavor of his tales in the right way to construct a Tin Canoe. yet that quantity slightly scratched the skin of his overall output. Flotsam and Jetsam comprises all these tales plus time and again more.

His tales commonly revolve round boats and boatbuilding, with numerous sidetracks into such esoterica as clams, sawmills, cast-netting, and alligators, to call a number of. He delves into sails and paddles and cars with equivalent ardour. His love of the straightforward joys in existence is infectious. His variety is the same to his sister Bailey White’s—mining a deep vein of eccentricity and humor, whereas providing loads of sensible knowledge.

As Peter Spectre wrote approximately him: “At first blush his variety appeared to be natural reminiscence unload, but when you caught with it over the lengthy haul, you will detect that every piece used to be a part of a protracted, free story approximately what existence was and nonetheless should be with out SUVs, own watercraft, Blackberries, plywood, quickly nutrients, and any volume of different dead stuff acquired off the shelf. The cumulative, compelling impact used to be to reason one to envision seriously one’s existence in mild of what he wrote approximately his. a narrative through Robb White was once fantastically constructed.”

Flotsam and Jetsam is a must-read for somebody who loves boats, and for a person who values the previous methods of doing it yourself.

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