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Chung itibaren Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028, Birleşik Devletler

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Knox explores the world of surfing starting in the 60s. Its a world that I did know quite well in the 70s - captured pretty accurately in 'Puberty Blues'. This story explores the story of Dennis Keith, loosely modeled on the real story of MIchael Peterson who was a champion surfer who fell apart in the early 80s after some early success. Dennis lives with his adopted mother Mo. He is a shambles of a man and the text style replicates his scattered thoughts and mental state quite well. I think Knox wanted to explore the ugly side of surfing - the competitiveness, violence and drugs that get lost in the beauty of the sport. It also looks at what happened to the sport when it became commercialised. It prompted me to ask my own Dad why he started surfing - back in the early 60s. Part of the book doesn't really work for me but I enjoyed reading it and I think he's a good writer. Vale Michael who died recently - see these clips of him that Ripcurl put together: http://live.ripcurl.com/?aid=2085