Skip to comments.My Mother, Castigo Cay, and Matt Bracken (Travis McGee)
Posted on 06/08/2012 3:31:45 PM PDT by marktwain
A woman lay on the bed in a small house in the north woods. An old woman, her sight was gone, she could no longer walk, she could not hear well, her world had shrunk to this small house and a few of her children and friends. She was 97 years old. She hurt, her bones ached, she was tired and yet, her mind was clear.
For a time, she lived in the Caribbean, rode fast boats, knew heroes, defeat, and victory. This woman is my mother, and she knew some of the joy of life again as I read Matt Brackens dystopic action thriller, Castigo Cay.
For a week this spring, I read to her when she was awake and I was able. My sister and I took care of her as she can no longer care for herself. She was captivated by Castigo Cay, enthralled by the story, transported to the tropics and the ocean wilderness. Once, she asked me Is it real? It seems so real!
I won a case of Castigo Cay from Matt (our own Travis McGee) on a bet on Freerepublic. I would gladly have paid for the case if I had lost.
I will always owe a debt of gratitude to Matt for the hours that he transported my mother to another time and place, where she was part of a great adventure on the tropical seas.
If you have not read Matts books, please do so. You will not be disappointed.
Here is a link to Matt’s web site.
I’ve read all four, and I can’t wait for the next one. When’s it com in, Trav?
As I read to my Mother, my Sister listened. She was not there for the entire story, but I told her that if I finished before she went back to Ohio, that she could take the the book with her for her husband and their gun club.
Near the end, she sat, spellbound as I read. She made sure that the book as finished and it was packed in her luggage when she went to the airport.
now... what was the bet???
He is a man of his word.
I think he should have sales up there with Tom Clancy. He is an exceptionally talented writer.
Hey! knock it off will ya? Grown men aren’t supposed to tear up. ;^)
BTTT Good going MT
He does write a good yarn.
Hugs to your mom.
Enemies Foreign And Domestic was great.
We’ve purchased the second,just haven’t had time to start it yet.
How sweet you are to your mom to read to her. :)
Aw. You’re a good son. And smart too, for picking out something she’d like, though it might not have been what she would have picked for herself. Good going!
You just made my entire weekend. Thanks!
EFAD is scary-close to what the Obama Administration was trying to pull with Fast & Furious.
It’ll be at least a year for the next one. I can’t push them out any faster, and keep the quality.
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