For instance, in "So Far North" a friend goes to visit a dying man in New Orleans. Taking a break from the hospital setting, he drives into the country and communes with birds. A cop stops, thinks him up to no good, but has no proof of it and ends their conversation with the comment, "And leave our goddam birds alone, hear?" Many of the stories deal with nature or with the people who inhabit the places Taylor visits or lives in. These stories will probably please most those who love poetry. "The War on the Bats" will please those who like more action. Something for every taste in this tiny book.