"South Dakota Ranch which was only scraping by with cattle. Switched to buffalo. Had to buy/build a lot of expensive fence. Great writer. Will buy his buffalo meat. Found the easy killing hard to believe. He says they shot the buffalo from a distance, an inch behind the ear and they just lay down dead without even affecting the rest of the herd. Nevertheless, Broken Heart Ranch has a great heart."
"Found out two things: Goats are fun; goats are hard work. When one of their goats gets sick it requires lots of care and then months of massage. They eat a lot of goat cheese, which I like, but must have a lot of calories, too. I want to go the Vermont and drink some raw goat milk."
"Another favorite Kinsella novel. I never read these books because the covers looked so low-rent stupid, but they are page-turners, witty, and funny. In this one, Becky finds that she has a half sister. But the half-sister is basically Becky's opposite--a frugal, hiking geologist. How will they ever make friends?"
"Exciting story of survival and death set in late 1920's as crews from several countries try to rescue the victims of an Italian dirigible crash on the north polar ice. Politics of Italian fascism interfere and the whole thing is a tragedy of errors. Never explains why the fascists were against General Nobile."
"Saddest book I have ever read. I wish I had not read it. This was a story of death and the worst thing that could happen to someone. It was well written. I have no complaints against the author. It will haunt me and I am already haunted enough."
"Also a very entertaining non-fiction book. Charlie, Helen and her husband set up camp for several months near a wolf den in northern Canada. The wolves are loving to each other. Ravens help the wolves find prey. Further north Helen observes ravens, wolves and polar bears sharing kills. At one point a bear seems to kill a seal for the wolves."
"Stupid book. Did not learn anything useful. The only good parts were the main detective's sexual fantasies. She was funny. Plot made no sense at all. Scary kids. Hopefully my junk book jones has been satisfied for a while."
"Book sucked. Author could not write his way out of a paper bag. Reason: plot made no sense. Copied Hamlet. Never like Hamlet. Wasted a lot of time reading this book. Liked it when Edgar left with the three dogs; when he met the man with the sunflowers. Waterspouts on, the book fell apart. Author did not let his characters lead the story. Forced them into the Hamlet plot. Ending was a waste."