August 07, 2008

Wolves, Madness, and Mushrooms

I have started Nevada Barr's latest novel, Winter Study

It is set in Isle Royale National Park in midwinter, and Barr, whose latest efforts seemed to be lapsing into chick lit, has raised her personal bar on this one. A group of wolf researchers seemed to be stalked by . . . something, and everyone is on the edge of going mad, I tell you, completely mad.

Or in Barr's words, "A crazy-making current was running through the island." I suspect the explanation will be prosaic, but the build-up is fun.

Meanwhile, after two days (!) of later-summer rains, M. is starting to crack. She mutters about living in the Pacific Northwest. She talks to moths. We had better dry her out soon.

Still, August rains mean mushrooms. Blogging will drop off after Sunday, for we are are going mushroom hunting.

For mushrooms, I favor a light, expanding bullet. Shot placement is everything.


Anonymous said...


If you like light, expanding mushrooms, you need to try a hardcast, wide meplat, pushed at moderate velocity. Drop the hammer, brother!


mdmnm said...

I'm barely learning about mushrooms and is shows- I'd have thought that a fmj or other non-expanding solid would be plenty to anchor them and would cause less damage. Huh.

As to the rain- yeah, the Southwest, where 30% is humid(!) and three or four days with rain in them inspire thoughts of arks.

Chas S. Clifton said...

Save the solids for a charging King Bolete.

Beverly said...

Hmmmmmmm... me thinks we're not discussing fungi here...

[ducks and runs]


Chas S. Clifton said...

Actually, we are discussing fungi -- or at least I was at the beginning.