Coming Into The Country

seppalaseppala Senior MemberPosts: 1,916 Senior Member
Definitely worth the read, especially the eponymous last section.

Just not a fan of McPhee, though. He's an exceptional writer, but too wordy for my taste.


  • Scott ButnerScott Butner Senior Member Posts: 3,918 Senior Member
    I have an entire bookshelf dedicated to just McPhee. Love his writing and many of his essays are just the right length for my taste -- but yeah, some of his longer pieces do tend to get a bit wordy.
  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 3,905 Senior Member
    I read Coming Into The Country at an exploration bush camp in Alaska. None of the locals had any complaints about it. Looking For A Ship was cool, and presaged some of the later piracy stuff. It certainly cured any yen for a life in the merchant marine. But Rising From The Plains is my favorite. A real pioneer story.

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