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Ong been an artistic haven a wild refuge for people of all persuasions and the inspirational home for a league of great American writers Some of the artists went there to be literary he men Some went to re create themselves Others just went to disappear and succeeded No matter what inspired the trip Key West in the seventies was the right place at the right time where and when an astonishing collection of artists wove a web of creative inspiration Mile M. I lost faith in the research and writing after the train wreck of chapter three The author editor researchers etc let slide numerous mistak

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True tales of writers and pirates painters and potheads guitar pickers and drug merchants in America's southernmost city For Hemingway and Fitzgerald there was Paris in the twenties For others later there was Greenwich Village Big Sur and Woodstock But for an even later generation one defined by the likes of Jimmy Buffett Tom McGuane and Hunter S Thompson there was another moveable feast KeyWest Florida The small town on the two by four mile island has l. Are you kidding me One day I may pick this book up again and give it another shot but I stopped reading it because it was just pissing me

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Arker Zero tells the story of how these writers and artists found their identities in Key West and maintained their friendships over the decades despite oceans of booze and boatloads of pot through serial marriages and sexual escapades in that dangerous paradise Unlike the Lost Generation of Paris in the twenties we have a generation that invented reinvented and found itself at the unending cocktail party at the end and the beginning of America's highway. I m a Key West fan and must admit I m one of those bourgeois touristy people that have allowed the developer and corporate types to turn Ke


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  1. says:

    If you like me are a Key West history junkie who can’t get enough of this tropical oddity of geography you might want to start digging through the couch cushions for spare change to buy Mile Marker Zero The Moveable Feast of Key West by William McKeen You should know up front the Kindle price is 1299 which is such a ridiculously stratospheric number it makes me want to punch a publisher but I’ll refrain for now The really incredible par

  2. says:

    A fascinating look at some of the famous writers who have called Key West home with Ernest Hemingway Tennessee Williams and Thomas McGuane being the main ones although I wish it went a little further than it does While jampacked with jaw dropping anecdotes it's not as good as William McKeen's brilliant biography of one of those writ

  3. says:

    Are you kidding me?? One day I may pick this book up again and give it another shot but I stopped reading it because it was just pissing me off How is this guy a journalism professor? He can't write I LOVE Key West Hunter S Thompson Tom Wolfe writers stories of drinking drugs and excess but I couldn't get past so much th

  4. says:

    Mile Marker Zero The Moveable Feast of Key West by William McKeen Crown Publishers 2011975941 is an enjoyable tip of the cap to life on the island of Key West The author briefly outlines the history of this the southernmost Key but then he moves on to the focus of the book the various artists who have called the island home From Papa Hemmi

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    I'm maybe 13 through As

  6. says:

    I lost faith in the research and writing after the train wreck of chapter three The author editor researchers etc let slide numerous mistakes concerning Hemingway As if there haven’t been over 100 books written about the author This made me mistrust every other “fact” presented regarding Corcoran McGuane Chatham Thompson Buffett Williams etc Further the writing is difficult to track at times—being repetitive i

  7. says:

    I'm a Key West fan and must admit I'm one of those bourgeois touristy people that have allowed the developer and c

  8. says:

    My Rating Put It On The ListLevel Short to moderate in length but reads longer easy to moderate readSummaryI'm torn on the

  9. says:

    I arrived in Florida in the early 80's from California and decided to head down to Key West with my wife just to check out that portion of our new state We loved it party town From the sunset watch at Mallory Suare to the drunken revelry at the local jazz spots it was great We stayed at a funky hotel near the Southernmost Point for a bit u

  10. says:

    I read finished this on the ferry bound for Key West which made for a perfect intro to the Isle of Bones So many writers and artists have followed Hemingway's wake to arrive on Duval Street Tom Corcoran Thomas McGuane Tenn