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book ¹ Moonshine Monster Catfish Ç Burkhard Bilger

Noodling for Flatheads Moonshine Monster Catfish and Other Southern ComfortsEns as they fight to the death and a woman moves into a trailer home when her house burns down just so she can continue hunting 350 nights a year Bilger records the eccentric and sometimes downright bizarre behavior he encounters with humor and wit but nary a whisper of mockery In essays that combine history I grew up in the south but this is a study in the deep south The south that is there behind the accent The south no one sees just passing through or in my case growing up for the first 20 years of life The topics in this are so interesting most thought to be dead to tradition I would say this was a very nice surprise an educating and entertaining read on a sub culture closer to home that you might think

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Noodling for Flatheads kindle æ Monster Catfish read Ç randarenewables × Burkhard Bilger vividly captures a world that lies outside the familiar images of life in the United States in the twenty first century in eight superbly crafted essays about little known corners of the South It is a world in wAnecdotes and personal observations he describes each activity its origins its dangers and its pleasures But Noodling for Flatheads is much than a survey of unlikely pastimes Through lively portraits of the participants Bilger illuminates the obsessive individualism that is at the heart of the American spir I never find big ideas but small things stick with me1 Whenever I read a description of a source in a story I look for photographs I'm fascinated by what droopy eyelids or beefy jowls actually look like in the real world on actual humans Bilger writes painfully well but rides the edge between having a keen eye and having an eye so keen that you're really just composing a layer of fiction on top of the real world2 Even if it weren't disclosed at the beginning you can tell which chapters are written for magazine articles They're the ones that have random paragraphs wedged in to give the story sweep or a news peg Left to his own devices Bilger just writes about people and lets the sweep emerge3 Apparently you can make a marble by drilling a hole in a rock in a stream putting a pebble at the bottom of the hole and letting erosion take its course I'll absolutely try this next time I have access to a stream and six spare months

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Burkhard Bilger vividly captures a world that lies outside the familiar images of life in the United States in the twenty first century in eight superbly crafted essays about little known corners of the South It is a world in which grown men catch catfish with their bare hands crowds of people cheer on chick This book told me about things I'd never heard of but which are well known in certain circles Noodling for Flatheads is a method of fishing for catfish with your hands something that had never occurred to me to do but when I mentioned it to people they knew about it and several had done it Eating suirrel brains hadn't occurred to me either although I know a bit about cockfighting Not only were these activities fascinating but it's interesting how we can all live together and know so little about each other's lives Highly recommended