Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Under the Radar: Notes from the Wild Mushroom Trade by Oliver Matthon

(Pioneers Press) This fascinating peek inside the world of underground West Coast mushroom foraging is a stellar piece of creative nonfiction writing/investigative journalism that puts the fun in fungi by painting vivid pictures of the pickers, dealers, and connoisseurs that make this industry feel like a mix between the drug trade, the survivalist movement, and Dungeons and Dragons (the latter for the fanaticism, not the fantasy, as this is dirt-under-the fingers real). You don’t have to be a picker to pick this slim volume up and love it.

No comments:

Post a Comment