Jimmy Buffett, #1 best-selling author, flies back into view with a novel set in the Caribbean, involving a lighthouse, a mystery, a wild cast of characters, and more than a few bottles of tequila.
If Tully Mars had known what he was getting himself into when he agreed to help find the lost lens belonging to the lighthouse on Cayo Loco, well, he might never have agreed to help in the first place. Then again, maybe he simply would have taken a slightly longer nap before setting off on his wild adventure. And it isn't just Tully, whom Buffett fans will remember well from Jimmy's best-selling Tales from Margaritaville, on the madcap quest.
There's Ix-Nay, an Indian shaman with a dislike of the media; Mr. Twain, Tully's loyal steed; Cleopatra Highbourne, the 102-year-old owner of Cayo Loco and Cuban baseball addict; Captain Kirk, fishing trip leader and boatman extraordinaire; former country music star Sean Spurl, aka Tex Sex; Bucky Norman, a Wyoming cowboy who has found his way to the ocean; and even a fellow named Jimmy Buffett, who decides he might as well join in on the party.
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Jimmy's Storytelling Gift Continues to Shine
A great adventure with an admirable purpose for our "Tully". Lose yourself in the twist and turns of where Tully wants to go versus where he ends up, and learn that planning is never a requirement to reaching your goals. When all looks hopeless, life will surprise you. Enjoy the ride.
best writing as of yet -and I mean EXPONENTIALY!
His first couple of attempts were good if taken at face value but A Salty Piece Of Land is by far his best work as of yet and I mean EXPONENTIALY. If you have given Jimmy a chance in the past and been disappointed (The voice of experience) you are only cheating yourself if you don’t give this book a shot. It is a lighthearted tale that has as many twists as a gulf-coastal breeze. This is a positively delightful whimsical story line that at times is down right laugh out loud funny. Tully seems like an old friend from page one and the story line is sure to keep your nose in it from cover to cover.
You know I have been listening to JB's Music since the late 60's and early 70's. The thing I loved/love about his music and now his writing is that whimsical twist on reality. The feeling that, "Man, I wish I could do that, smell that, taste that" and on and on including the things you would not talk about here. There are a few souls left in this world that don't give a damn, and don't mind not giving a damn, and are the better for it. Jerry Jeff Walker comes to mind, can you imagine these two colaborating on a book. That would be interesting...Way to go Jimmy, you be da man!!!