Book Reviews of Never Sniff a Gift Fish

Never Sniff a Gift Fish
Never Sniff a Gift Fish
Author: Patrick F. McManus
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ISBN-13: 9780805000313
ISBN-10: 0805000313
Publication Date: 9/15/1984
Pages: 217
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Owl Books (NY)
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a collection of humorous essays by a hunter/fisherman.

"Never Sniff a Gift Fish" (A cast which reaches a fish is never too short), "The Night Grandma Shot Shorty", and "Temporary Measures" were the best of the book. Temporary Measures is so true of any part of life--if you leave a temporary measure there long enough (such as duct taping the filter that isn't quite the right size into the vent over the stove--as a temporary measure until you can find one the right size) it will eventually become permanent. :)

The several essays discussing various childhood escapades made me laugh--testing a deep sea diving suit and coming out of the watering pond and scaring all the cows away, and attempting to launch a home-made glider off the roof, or riding a cow--I feel sorry for his buddy's parents who seemed always to be on the other side of their stampeding cow herd!
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Helpful Score: 1
Different cover, same book. If you love nature, you will love these hilarious taless of man against nature. It is filled with cracker-barrel wisdom and funny insights into the agonies and esctacies of hunting fishing and camping. You will learn about that dreaded disease "Two -Man-Tent_fever. and much more. I have all his books and decided to share. I went to one of his one-man shows and recommend them to all.
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I personally thought this book was hilarious
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Humorous outdoor tales from North Idaho like Crazy Eddie, Retch, Rancid, and Fenton Quagmire
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Patrick McManus is the funniest writer ever. This is full of short stories of his hunting, camping and life experiences.
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One of McManus' hilarious tales of man against nature.
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Very funny. I laughed out loud.
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Very funny short stories about an outdoor sportsman.
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Just good clean fun
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Funny vignettes of Pat McManus and his outdoorsy tales. Quirky characters and funny little adventures.
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outdoorsmen/married men type of humor