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Kerplunk!: Stories Hardcover – Nov 6 2007

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Product Details

  • 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: 4.9 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,002,600 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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Format: Paperback
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 Chris Gregory TOP 100 REVIEWER on Aug. 10 2015
Format: Hardcover
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 as 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.
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By Chris Gregory TOP 100 REVIEWER on June 1 2015
Format: Paperback
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.
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By Chris Gregory TOP 100 REVIEWER on May 26 2015
Format: Paperback
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.
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