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Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews

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Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« on: August 20, 2010, 09:57:06 AM »
If anyone is interested, I'm trying to get reviews for Death in Big Bend posted on Amazon and BN.com. I appreciate everyone's feedback about the book. If you post a review, you can add a link to the review on my blog and be entered in a giveaway for a $20 gift card.

Here's the link to my blog post about the giveaway:
http://laurenceparent.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaway-for-book-reviews.html

I'll still respond to questions and comments on Big Bend Chat, of course. Keep them coming. Thanks.

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2010, 09:29:08 AM »
Quicksilver,

Amazon, for all the hype about how great they are, has been a little slow.  If you can't get it soon from them, I'd cancel the order and buy it from Front Street Books in Alpine.  They've been very responsive.  Or, if all else fails, we'll send you one!

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 08:19:54 PM »
I read it today (by the way, I graduated from UT with an engineering degree in 81 as well).  i liked the cast of characters, esp. Yuhas, Morlock and the others who would pick up their bag and take off on a moment's notice to find the living or the dead.  My neighbor has been after me to hike in Cattail Canyon but somehow the book does not persuade me that is necessary.  We do alot of off trail hikes in the park.  Our motto has been the hike is not over until a pint of blood has been let from cactus encounters.  Sounds like we are the lucky ones.

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010, 08:48:31 PM »
As long as you stop at the pint of blood!  Cattail Canyon is only for the seriously strong of heart and weak of mind.  Seriously, don't go there without someone who has been before.  Even the "easy" way is hard as hell.

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 10:03:55 PM »
Lawrence, I'm looking forward to meeting you at the "Shooting West Texas" symposium in Alpine in a few weeks. 

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Friends don't let friends shoot JPEGs

If it doesn't stick you, sting you, or bite you, then it must be a rock.

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2010, 08:24:07 AM »
Yes, I'll be at the Photographing West Texas symposium in Alpine in mid-September.  I hope I'll meet some of you.  And you can ask me any question you can think of about my book "Death at Big Bend."  I may not have the answers, but I'll try!

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2010, 10:44:31 AM »
I got my copy from Amazon yesterday.

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2010, 12:07:00 PM »
Yes, I'll be at the Photographing West Texas symposium in Alpine in mid-September.  I hope I'll meet some of you.  And you can ask me any question you can think of about my book "Death at Big Bend."  I may not have the answers, but I'll try!

Well, I want to know why I am not in your book? I have "died" more than once out there. Was I disqualified just because I "came back"; do you have to "stay dead"? Maybe I can make the sequel.
Amigo,
QS

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Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 08:03:14 PM »
You need to call Front Street Books and suggest better placement for your book, I found it on a top shelf. I expected it to be on the table by the front door!
Do you sometimes go into book stores and sign a bunch of your books?
 

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010, 10:45:17 AM »
Yes, I do sign copies on the shelf occasionally. I'll be doing two book signings in Dallas in September: Friday, September 10, at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Barnes and Noble store, and Saturday, September 11, at 10 a.m. at the Preston Road Whole Earth Provision Co. store.

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2010, 11:39:47 AM »
Oh, great timing.  I'll be in Washington climbing Mt. St. Helens and other of the Cascades.

Oh well, hoipefully we can meet soon!

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2010, 01:04:13 PM »
Picked the book up at Front Street last Friday (it was on the table just inside the front door).  Started reading Friday evening out at our place in Cedar Springs and couldn't put it down.  Read the whole book that night and then reread parts of it through the weekend.  Great book.  I didn't realize it when I bought it but it was a signed copy, although I couldn't read your signature. lol!  I've been in the Park or at the ranch when some of these events occured and have been to a lot of the locations they occured at.  While reading I got out my NatGeo map to track the routes and locations.  Can't wait for the follow up.

Randy


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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2010, 01:57:14 PM »
I saw these two items on the Big Bend news feed on the BBC home page:

A review:
http://www.seattlepi.com/books/425580_142087-blogcritics.org.html

A recent death in the park:
Man dies at park

August 24, 2010 10:56 AM
ODESSA AMERICAN

BIG BEND A 69-year-old South Carolina man died from a medical condition Sunday after hiking in the Grapevine Hills at Big Bend National Park, a release issued by National Parks Service stated.

Richard Bruce Johnson of Columbia, S.C., became ill after hiking Sunday, the release stated. Park rangers were transporting Johnson in the park ambulance when he became unresponsive.

According to NPS, park rangers, as well as Terlingua Fire and EMS worked to resuscitate Johnson.

?We are truly saddened by his tragic death,? Big Bend National Park Superintendent William E. Wellman said. ?And offer our condolences to the Johnson family and friends.?

C'mon folks, let's be careful out there! Let's make Laurence go back to writing trail guides and photo books.

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2010, 07:47:51 AM »
Does the book contain the story of that wierd guy that used to ride his bicycle around San Antonio wearing only a thong and then decided to drive out to BBNP,  climb up to the South Rim, strip naked and jump off?  I don't remember his name but he was locally famous because people kept calling the police on him thinking he was riding his bike around naked.   They even had him on the TV news a couple times.

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Re: Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent - Reviews
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2010, 08:10:19 AM »
Does the book contain the story of that wierd guy that used to ride his bicycle around San Antonio wearing only a thong and then decided to drive out to BBNP,  climb up to the South Rim, strip naked and jump off?

Yep, he's in there.
Remember, folks, it's 100 miles to the closest hospital.

 


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