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Noodling for Flatheads: Moonshine, Monster Catfish, and Other Southern Comforts Free download Á 109 Ø 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 littleEns 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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Anecdotes 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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Noodling for Flatheads Moonshine Monster Catfish and Other Southern ComfortsBurkhard 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 is divided into essays about different collective Southern USA outside the box traditional activities They are all group disciplines practiced to obsession with intense followings Even to the publication of strange and obscure publications or broadsheets It's an easy book to take up and put down reading an essay or two at a time Some I liked to 4 star level and some to a 2 The writing is clear and easy read but the sensibilities are at times to me anyway so off as to be distasteful This is especially true in the cockfighting chapter with all the international varieties and styles Most bloody specific than the nextIt's truthful in detail and it's also interesting that there is such fervor yet for the marbles and other skill sets like the moonshine and hounds In this tech age it seems that not all youth are addicted to hand held mobile armies of some order Skills in actions and hobbies of exact difficult achievement levels which hold century upon century of tradition with intense followings coming from other continents in most cases and which also appear within nature's patterns of personality and hunt will never be outlawed into non existence IMHO They often just go underground and grow larger of following in majority This book includes the extended history in detail of each activity that of location plus the current methods and practicing scope in the present