November 20, 2000
The River Why is a The River Why is a charming trip into the head of Gus Orviston, fly fisherman and amateur philosopher, in the tradition of Tom Robbins' antiheroes. There's some faint echoes of the young Buddha's life story, a bit (but not too much) environmentalist fury, some great passages worth re-reading several times over, and enough beautiful descriptions of nature to make even this pale, mosquito-hating troglodytic programmer long for the great outdoors. Posted by schampeo at November 20, 2000 11:46 PM