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Kerplunk!: Stories Hardcover – Nov 6 2007


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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1 edition (Nov. 6 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743280490
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743280495
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,703,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This gently humorous essay collection by Outdoor Life columnist McManus (The Bear in the Attic) explores hunting and fishing in the Pacific Northwest. As he wryly explains in The Kind of Guy I Am, McManus's literary persona is an aw-shucks middle-aged married guy with four daughters who dreams of his flies, reels, waders and snowshoes while on vacation with his wife in Venice. Hoping to someday be like Rancid Crabtree, an old man who lives in a slab shack against the mountain and does nothing all day but hunt and fish (The Ideal Life), McManus and his buddy Fenton Quagmire jettison the high-tech camping gear and attempt to rough it Thoreau-style (Back to Basics), with predictably hilarious results. Other tales involve learning how to be patient while fishing (A Dimple in Time) and enlightening one's fishing partners on how the moon determines the tides (Where's Mr. Sun?). McManus narrates his woodsy stories with a laid-back style that will earn many smiles of fond recognition from anyone who's heard a guide say, I know there used to be a trail here. (Nov.)
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"Golden Voice Dick Hill brings his signature excellence to this amusing collection of essays by Outdoor Life columnist Patrick F. McManus." ---AudioFile --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Gregory on March 13 2015
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After thirty plus years of this hilarity, you'd suspect that McManus would run out of ideas - NOT SO! All thirty-six of these short comedic tales are just a humorous as McManus's first thirty-six pieces.

The Kerplunk story forced me, a person of no discernable emotion when reading, caused me to laugh out loud. It reminded me so very much of my childhood fishing experiences. Most of these stories can take the outdoorsman back to his childhood. Kerplunk! (U.S. Version)
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By Aquarius Lady on Feb. 4 2013
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Loved it once again! Hilarious outdoors stories, with just enough exageration to crack you up and burst out laughing every time. You get to know all of the characters in his stories, with some that become your favorite ones of course, in such a way that they become part of the family. What a amazing story teller! A must read if you haven't yet done so.
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By Heather Doppler on Jan. 21 2013
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I love this author and the way he weaves his readers into the stories. One feels like the characters are part of the family! I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves to laugh and doesn't mind sharing in the adventures the characters get into.
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By thelmablue on Feb. 24 2014
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McManus brings familiar stories to life; my husband laughs out loud at these stories.
I wish he would write some more!
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By Sylvia on Sept. 23 2013
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Boughtas gift for my husband . He really enjoys all the Patrick McManus books in this category. Good clean humor.
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