Thursday, October 05, 2006

Don Godo's Reading List

The first book on my reading list is O'Henry's "Cabbages and Kings". It was first published in 1904, and it was written by O'Henry while he was in exile, actually on the lam, in Honduras trying to avoid arrest in the USA. It takes place in the fictional country of Anchuria (Honduras) and in the town of Coralio (La Ceiba). It's extremely humorous, and I'm sure my North Coast friends will enjoy it while cuddled in their hammocks with a bottle of Flor de Cana in one hand and the sounds of spider monkeys and toucans in the background.

I must admit that I'm biased as O'Henry was born and raised in my hometown of Greensboro, NC

6 comments:

Bound for Ceiba said...

Indeed, a most appropriate first choice, if I may say so myself!

By the way, you can still find "on the lam"-type foreigners aplenty up there on the north coast... I think I inadvertently met a few on this last trip. :-)

DON GODO said...

is La Gringa one of them?

Anonymous said...

I'm laughing out loud!

Anonymous said...

I found out that this book is available on line at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2777

So I'll be reading it, too.

I can't tell if my other comment went through -- I am laughing out loud at your comment Don G. Shame on you!

Bound for Ceiba said...

Well she does kinda have that "drug-runner-wanted-in-seven-countries" gleam to her... LOL :-)

DON GODO said...

And I notice that she laughs but does not deny...