22 October 2007

Too Wild For This Life

Photo Art Brewer

Bunker Spreckels: Surfing's Divine Prince of Decadence

New book by Craig Stecyk and Art Brewer. I don't know much about Bunker Spreckles apart from that he was related to Clark Gable, rolled with Tony Alva and inherited a shit-tonne of money. A personification of the California Dream imploding on itself perhaps... Why should we care? Well, I care because if Stecyk is involved it is going to be good. Stecyk always has a way of making his subject matter seem like the center of the universe. Also, the title is brilliant and tragic tales of excess leading to untimely, youthful ends are usually fascinating.