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jdepinto



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:09 pm    Post subject: Randy Wayne White's latest book Reply with quote

For those you who are White fans as I am, his latest, Hunter's Moon is now out. Received my copy today from Amazon. Can hardly wait to start. Inside cover has nice map of Sanibel, Captiva and surrounding area.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His timing couldn't be better these days. My #2 son has read 'em all, and has a 3/30 birthday. RWW has been personally signing his newest at Doc Ford's in late March the last three years, just in time for USPS priority mail to reach CT!

PS: he says he's already started on next year's book, and that this year's is based on what happened when a (nameless) former president stayed at his house!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Randy Wayne White will be signing copies of his newest book, Hunter's Moon April 1, 2007.

Sanibel Island Bookshop
1571 Periwinkle Way
239-472-5223

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished Hunters's Moon and must say that I think that it is White's best so far. I've read them all and this was a "can't stop reading it" thriller.
Now I guess I'll have to wait at least another year for his next.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto on that.Read it this past week end and accomplished absolutely nothing else,but that.Great read!
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Sanibellover



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking for a new book to read, so I think I'll begin with Randy White's then. Is there a particular order to read them in? If not, any recommendations for which to start with? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the ordered list:

1. Sanibel Flats (1990)
2. The Heat Islands (1992)
3. The Man Who Invented Florida (1993)
4. Captiva (1996)
5. North of Havana (1997)
6. The Mangrove Coast (1998)
7. Ten Thousand Islands (2000)
8. Shark River (2001)
9. Twelve Mile Limit (2002)
10. Everglades (2003)
11. Tampa Burn (2004)
12. Dead of Night (2005)
13. Dark Light (2006)
14. Hunter’s Moon (2007)

One can start anywhere, but it's kinda fun to read them in order to see how both RWW and the characters evolve.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, best to read them in order as some characters reappear.
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Sanibellover



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you CT, for the list. I'll print it out and start with #1. They sound like my kind of books. They are murder mystery/thrillers?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! Here's a pretty good description of what they're all about:
http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704010365
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! I have reserved Sanibel Flats at the library, and will look forward to reading it! I've always wondered what type of books he writes. Looks like he's written a lot of books, so it will take awhile to get to Hunter's Moon! Been reading Greg Iles lately. This will be a good change of pace.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imagine you'll enjoy them, since Sanibel and the whole spirit of SE Florida pervades each book, even when the plot extends to more southerly points.

In January, I began re-reading all the books in order, beginning with "Sanibel Flats." As CT says, character development is better understood that way.

And I believe the relationship between Doc Ford and Tomlinson is one of White's most amazing feats!

White's prescience in regard to local ecological matters is of special interest to me as I read through the books again.

See also www.randywaynewhite.com
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Tomlinson, he said at the signing that the character is based on two real people, Bill (Spaceman) Lee of Boston Red Sox fame, and a local who, unlike Lee, would be embarrassed if his name were disclosed <vbg>!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Anna. I'm anxious to dig in!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Randy Wayne White's latest book Reply with quote

jdepinto wrote:
Inside cover has nice map of Sanibel, Captiva and surrounding area.


Finally got around to borrowing my son's signed copy of Hunter's Moon, and also had trouble putting it down till I finished!

However, the map has spawned a contest for RWW and Sanibel/Captiva fans:

- Which labels on the map represent fictional places?

- Which labels on the map represent real places but are misplaced?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darn...I don't have the book to play along. Sad The map doesn't happen to be on-line somewhere does it?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll scan and post it tomorrow, Kim!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be great!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done better scans <vbg>!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fictional places are: Doc Ford's lab, Dinkins Bay Marina(Tarpon Bay Explorers is in this location), Gray Gables (actually a city park), Sanibel Rum Bar (although that is where Doc Fords Restaurant actually is), and the Fool Bar on Captiva.

I'm not sure about the names of the islands. The other businesses on Sanibel and Captiva are real and where they actually are.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep 'em coming, Snowbird and others! But see http://secure.grandeisland.com/giv/detailpage.aspx?unit=125
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, you got me. Very Happy But, I really wonder if Gray Gables is where it is listed on the map. I think it is all condos in that area. I'm guessing Gray Gables is farther up West Gulf.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was fast! Smile

All rightie...starting North and working my way to the Lighthouse, heres my list:

  • 7 miles to Useppa, Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa? I don't think so!
  • Leedan Island is a group of mangrove islands called MacKeever Keys.
  • Sulphur Wells, Pine Island is fictitional.
  • Gumbo-Limbo...wrong island Wink
  • Mucky Duck is too far south, needs to be up in the Village
  • Fool Bar? Doesn't exist to my knowledge
  • Only 95 miles to Tampa? More like 160.
  • Bowman's Beach is too far west.
  • Only 125 miles to Key West? 300 sounds about right.
  • Naples = 35 miles + 10.
  • Sanibel Rum Bar - I'll give partial credit, as the full name is Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille
  • Sanibel Flats - I always thought that was the mud flats east of the causeway, just before the mainland.
  • Woodring's Point / Woodring Point - I've heard both and prefer the first. Smile
  • There are rookerie islands in Tarpon Bay; no No Mas.
  • Dinkin's Bay Marina doesn't exist - I'd give him Tarpon Bay Marina though, even though that location is still a bit off. Dinken Bayou, Dinkin Lake Rd. and Dinkins Bayou Rd all exist, but not even close to there. Wink BTW, what's with all the different spellings?
  • Doc Ford's Lab doesn't exist.
  • Gray Gables is too far east....the house is on WGD, beachside, close to Lake Murex Blvd. (between Island Inn Rd. and Rabbit Rd.)
  • Timbers needs to be on the other side of Periwinkle, though that may be because it would be hard to read with Palm Ridge Rd. being right there.
  • Moving Timbers to its right spot would allow Bailey's to be back on their corner.
  • Nave's - doesn't exist. UNLESS (and can you tell I haven't read the book) Isn't / wasn't the last name of the Pastor at Sanibel Community Church 'Nave'? That would work for both name and location.
  • Middle Gulf and East Gulf are marked as Casa Ybel.
  • Sanibel Marina seems, argueably, too far west and inland.
  • The Lighthouse is marked as the Fishing Pier.

I had a lot of fun with this! Thank you!!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't read the book yet or seen the map. But Nave's must refer to Nave's Plumbing which is behind that retail area where the Bean is. I've been there many times. The Naves are long time Island residents like the Baileys.

Gumbo Limbo is a residential subdivision off of Dixie Beach Blvd. It is opposite the back entrance to The Dunes. My brother in law lives in Gumbo Limbo.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim, you beat me to it about Nave's. I read the book but forget if he was referring to Nave's Plumbing or not.
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