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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Templeton Pub; 1 edition (October 21, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966666402
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966666403
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,641,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wild ride through the Baja Badlands..humor, adventure, original, honest--Baja Life Book Review/ Light-hearted, enjoyable--truly unique and entertaining--Houston Chronicle/ Real down to earth Baja--Ginger Potter,Baja author/ Provocative, humorous--Gene Kira, author, King of the Moon/ Describes the mystery and magic of Baja--Baja Sun news review/ Rancheros and campers, bandidos, gringos, and goofballs...humor, adventure--Joanathan Roldan, Baja writer -- Book Description

About the Author

Born 1943, native Californian, physician for 29 years, the author has made over 400 trips and spent more than 3 years in Baja.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Wu on November 21, 1999
Format: Paperback
The book was a disappointment for me. I brought this book with me on my trip to Baja thinking it would enhance my experience during my travel. But this book turned out to be stories after stories of a bunch of gringos drinking beer and shooting as many game birds as possible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
The book does tell stories from the author's own experiences in Baja. I was just surprised that they all revolved around duck hunting. I wanted to read about someone's perspective on the landscape, towns and people. However, I did still get a feel for the author's love of Baja.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Supertramp on June 26, 2003
Format: Paperback
A physician by trade, Larry Stanton is also a talented hunter, adventure writer and storyteller. This book and it's sequel "Arriba! Baja" are compilations of stories culled from Senor Stanton's 400+ trips into the baja wilderness. Though the preface states that these stories are "fictional" interpretations of actual events, it is readily apparent that Stanton is relaying rather accurate portrayals of the hunting and fishing adventures that he enjoyed (or at times merely endured) with his ramshackle group of fellow gringos. His stories are simultaneously cocky and self-deprecating and are thoroughly entertaining. If you enjoyed "Tales from Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffet, you will enjoy Best Stories of Baja's entertaining characters and easy-to-read style. I highly recommend this book, especially for hunters, adventure enthusiasts and men who appreciate the efforts that men will take in order to enjoy a few Tecantes and some fresh-cooked meat by the campfire. As a sidenote, this book reminded me of a book I read called "Working on the Edge". Though I cannot remember the author of that book at this moment, it is also recommended as a similar tale about how fine memories are often created from trying and difficult circumstances.
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By A Customer on December 15, 1998
Format: Paperback
Larry Stanton's BEST STORIES OF BAJA deserves a careful look and a slow read; there is much more here than meets the eye at first glance, much more of literary merit than is found in most travel literature.
The central theme of the book focuses on the relationship between the author/protagonist and the difficult and very interesting character of Curran. I was reminded of Joseph Conrad's double novel, HEART OF DARKNESS, and also of Twain's short story, THE MAN WHO SAW THROUGH HEAVEN.
Larry Stanton is to be thanked for raising the bar for all would-be "Baja" writers. He has created a book that not only delivers all the color and vitality of Baja, but also gives the serious reader something challenging and substantial to savor.
BEST STORIES OF BAJA is one of my favorite Baja books.
--A reader from Valley Center, CA
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By A Customer on December 3, 1998
Format: Paperback
Larry Stanton's BEST STORIES OF BAJA deserves a careful look and a slow read; there is much more here than meets the eye at first glance, much more of literary merit than is found in most travel literature.
The central theme of the book focuses on the relationship between the author/protagonist and the difficult and very interesting character of Curran. I was reminded of Joseph Conrad's double novel, HEART OF DARKNESS, and also of Twain's short story, THE MAN WHO SAW THROUGH HEAVEN.
Larry Stanton is to be thanked for raising the bar for all would-be "Baja" writers. He has created a book that not only delivers all the color and vitality of Baja, but also gives the serious reader something challenging and substantial to savor.
BEST STORIES OF BAJA is one of my favorite Baja books.
--A reader from Valley Center, CA
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