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The web log of a reference librarian
"He is the stuff of legend. His voice can calm wild horses and his touch heal broken spirits. For secrets uttered softly into pricked and troubled ears, such men were once called Whisperers. Now Tom Booker, the inheritor of this ancient gift, is to meet his greatest challenge." - publisher's descriptionThe Horse Whisperer sounds like a shaman or a wizard. Some reviewers characterized Evans's novel as "new age". He talks to the animals, like Doctor Doolittle or Saint Francis. He has a higher awareness and sensitivity, a capacity for deep intimacy and understanding.
it seems almost certain that “dude” derived from “doodle,” as in “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”... For some reason, early in 1883, this inspired someone to call foppish young men of New York City “doods,” with the alternate spelling “dudes” soon becoming the norm.I always associated the word with surfers, later with headbangers and stoners.