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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

An obscure book- Revolt in San Marcos by Robert Carver North

I found this book in GoodWill a while back. I thought it looked interesting.
Yesterday I started reading it while waiting for my daughter to learn how to play guitar.
Not a lot of info on Mr. North.
I suppose Collieguy has already read this book.
I read the first couple chapters and am depressed already. The natives have revolted and killed the senor and looted the hacienda. Of course they fought over the stallion which then broke a leg and they killed the cow that gives milk for a BBQ and the burned the Senor and his family in the chapel.
I suppose one question could be made about the failure of Dios to rescue the Senor but I was thinking more of the very fragile link between the genteel 21st century folks in their comfy chairs and the stone age folks who killed the only milk cow in 100 miles for a BBQ.
A particularly apt read in light of the Occupy association of Useful idiots occupying the Port of Portland yesterday.


  1. I don't know about the book but it sounds like the people who run our government.

    Grace and peace.

  2. Sounds like half of the immigrants we have anymore, too, Pumice! Read on, Budd, surely it gets better. Then again, maybe it's based on a true story and only gets worse.

  3. It think it represents the outcomes of most revolutions. Look at the so-called Arab spring.

  4. Nope, never heard of it. Nice synopsis, maybe I write the sequel.


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