Originally Posted by romafan
is this the fla. trilogy?
i read killing mr. watson years ago - good book. never got around to lost river or the bone one,. iirc, shadow country is not just the collected books but rather an altered rendering of the story?
You're correct. Matthiessen re-worked the Florida trilogy so that the it would work as one book. He says in the author's note that this was because the original concept was to present it all together, with the split into three books coming at the behest of the publisher because they weren't thrilled about releasing a 1500-page book. No idea if that's true, but the combined edition is what was recommended to me, so it's the one I grabbed. I'm a little iffy on losing so much text, despite Matthiessen's reassurances that this is the better version, but I also know this is the format in which I'm most likely to get through all three stories.