Book Reviews of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
Author: Melissa Bank
ISBN-13: 9780143035473
ISBN-10: 0143035479
Publication Date: 3/29/2005
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 167 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Important to remember it's a collection of short stories, not a congruent story.
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Helpful Score: 2
This books is an easy read and well written with comic touches. Not really a story per se, but vignettes of a young woman's coming of age.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book. Jane the main character is funny in her observations of life and the world around her. She seems very real to me. The only thing that was a little off for me is how the author goes in and out of different styles for each little vignette. There is also one part in the middle that has nothing to do with the story as a whole other than the family that is written about lives in the main characters building. It seemed haphazard to throw that in there. I would recomend this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of those rare occasions when a highly touted book fulfills the excitement and the major money (in this case, $275,000) surrounding its acquisition. Reading her debut collection of seven tightly interlinked stories featuring (with one exception) heroine Jane Rosenal, one marvels at Bank's assured control of her material, her witty, distinctive voice and her ability to find comedy, pathos and drama in ordinary lives without resorting to the twin crutches of dysfunctional families and sexual abuse that seem to prop up much current fiction. Jane is notable above all for her smart, irreverent sense of humor, evidenced in a typical teenager's mocking attitude when we first meet her at age 14, and irrepressibly sardonic and self-deprecating as she gets older, enters and leaves relationships and progressively doubts her ability to inspire or recognize romantic love.
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Helpful Score: 1
I just didn't understand what all the fanfare was about this book. I read it several years ago and cannot remember anything but that it was just 'ok'.
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This was a light quick read. I enjoyed it. Pretty fun
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truly funny!
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Great, fun read.
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Great read. Carming and witty tales of dating. Everyone can relate to this book.
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Cute book. Easy Read!
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I loved this book!
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I liked how the story line progressed by using a series of inter-related short stories.
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Fun read!
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It was ok....not enough of a story line for me to really get into the book.
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Loved it!
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A fun quick read! I read this in one sitting. A few short stories following a girl named Jane. Some twits and turns I didn't see coming. Well worth the read.
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Entertainment Weekly: "In this swinging, funny & tender study of contemporary relationships, Bank refutes once & for all the popular notions of neurotic thirtysomething women."
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"Generous-hearted and wickedly insightful,...this maps the progress of Jane Rosenthal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex, love, and relationships, and the treacherous waters of the workplace."