Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day Thirty-Six: "The Pelican" by Bob Shacochis


What a wonderfully written story about an "agriculturalist" in the Caribbean who is immersed in the culture while feeling his way around the people and the plants that so interest him. The details here about the various trees and flowers that he encounters combined with the dialect used by the main "supplier," Marcus, really put the reader into the story.

You feel transported reading Shacochis and I'll definitely read more after taking on this story and its inhabitants.

1 comment:

Amy Lou Jenkins said...

You are so right. Bob Shacochis' short stories are so richly woven, you have to slow down to read them. Just like you can't wolf down a gourmet meal, Shacochis' stories are to be savored.