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The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw
The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw
Author: Patrick F. McManus
ISBN-13: 9780805010336
ISBN-10: 0805010335
Publication Date: 4/1989
Pages: 184
Rating:
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4.8 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt Co
Book Type: Hardcover
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McManus ( The Grasshopper Trap ) has been making outdoorsmen laugh for some time now, but his new collection of writing passes a sterner test. Here he can amuse someone who's never even baited a hook. McManus's stories generally involve either the comic misadventures of life in the wild ("A Road Less Travelled By"; "Gunkholing"; "Water Spirits") or first-person coming-of-age stories set in rural America ("The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw"; "Scritch's Creek"). His comic voice, resonating with a surprising depth of wit, is expressed in a pleasant, quirky prose style--but shows a tendency to get cute. Characters cry "Owww!" and "Arrrhhhh" and "Arp!" incessantly and excessively, and the author indulges a fondness for italic type: "I . . . gasp . . . forgot my billfold. It's . . . pant . . . in my tackle box. Get it for me . . . choke . . . will you?" This talented writer doesn't need to poke readers in the ribs to let them in on the joke.
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Patrick McManus is the king of outdoor humor. His tales with crazy Eddie Muldoon and Retch Sweeney May not be sophisticated enough for you high-brow types but for us good ol' country boys they are always good for a laugh.
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lord, lord, lord. this is some funny stuff! just sit back and enjoy yourself. very good book!
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Humor from one of the best humorists.
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If you have not yet roared with laughter at Patrick McManus' out-doors episodes here is your chance. Well known for his column in the Outdoor Life magazine, in this volume McManus considers The Dumbest Antelope; Kid Brothers and Their Practical Application; Fried Flies with Garlic; Gunkholing; Boating Disorders; and, of course, The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw - but be sure you are sitting in a chair hard to fall out of when you read this one.
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As always - so funny!! If you need a pick-me-up any McManus book will do the trick.
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A funny funny look at the sporting life.
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I love all of Pat McManus' works. This one is my number one favorite.
These books are great to read on camping trips!
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I loved this book. I actually found the title and author written on a piece of paper I found in another book and decided to check it out here. It sounded interesting so I figured why not. A collection of short stories so doesn't have to be read all at once. I laughed out loud at the title story. I had visuals. I passed it along to my father who was familiar with the author. And he passed it along to his friends. I have no clue where the book is now but I'm sure it is still being enjoyed. Loved it!
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This book is hilarious. Patrick McManus is a master story teller. I burst out laughing when I read Goombaw's bear story. This book is a must read for all hunters, fishermen, boaters and anyone who's got a vivid imagination combined with a huge funny bone.
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The cover of my book different, just a different version I guess! Copyright is 1989.