Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing

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Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing

Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing By Patrick F. McManus Into the Twilight Endlessly Grousing Patrick McManus is a treasure raves The Atlantic People cheers a style that brings to mind Mark Twain Art Buchwald and Garrison Keillor And Booklist describing his enormous appeal says He captur

  • Title: Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing
  • Author: Patrick F. McManus
  • ISBN: 9780684844404
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing By Patrick F. McManus Patrick McManus is a treasure , raves The Atlantic People cheers a style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor And Booklist, describing his enormous appeal, says He captures the innocence most of us lose when we become grown up.The noted columnist for Outdoor Life and author of such irascible and irresistible bestsellers as The Grasshop Patrick McManus is a treasure , raves The Atlantic People cheers a style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor And Booklist, describing his enormous appeal, says He captures the innocence most of us lose when we become grown up.The noted columnist for Outdoor Life and author of such irascible and irresistible bestsellers as The Grasshopper Trap, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, Real Ponies Don t Go Oink , and The Good Samaritan Strikes Again is at his wry, curmudgeonly best in his 13th hilarious collection.Here he returns with tales about everything from using the kid next door for fishing boat ballast to the fast disappearing opportunities for a good old fashioned grouse hunt From the uncertain joys of standing waist deep in icy water, to the eternal verities of chicken fried steak and strong coffee drunk by the campfire, Patrick McManus continues to delight his scores of fans with wonderful tales from trout country.
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    1. Matthew on said:

      This volume of short stories contains what is most likely my favorite Patrick McManus story of all, the story that shares its name with the book All in all, this volume of McManus stories is right on par with his many others It s a bit light on Crazy Eddie Muldoon and Rancid Crabtree stories, my favorite brand of McManus stories, but it is still chock full of the outlandish outdoor adventures that McManus is known for I think the one difference between this and stories he s done before is the qu [...]

    2. Don on said:

      I never heard of McManus until 1998 I worked in the parts dept of a Chevy dealership My job was in the back warehouse overseeing all shipping and receiving, delivery, ordering, and occasionally working the counter Being in the back by myself, I had a small radio to keep me company The kind that needed tin foil and just the right amount of tweaking to get a good station One day, while avoiding commercials, I chanced on NPR s Radio Reader with Dick Estell The man had a wonderful voice and gave the [...]

    3. Dan Weiss on said:

      Always good, like revisiting a crazy uncle I ve seen many people complain that If you ve read one McManus, you ve read them all It is true that these can be a bit redundant if you read two back to back, but the familiarity of the characters, predicaments and scenery is what makes Ol Pat comfort food for the nostalgic brain Going back to Pat s world is like going back to a favorite camping area, even though I ve never been to Idaho I don t think I would fare well in terms of sanity if I did not h [...]

    4. Cindy Dyson Eitelman on said:

      From the title, I thought this was going to be some kind of farewell book from the author But it doesn t appear to be, so I m happy McManus just gets funnier with age I don t care how many of the stories are real or how many are made up, I just trust and believe them all.If you re going to read just one, read Cereal Crime It starts with his best friend Eddie getting a Private Detective kit from a cereal box top giveaway, then pining away because there weren t any crimes to solve in their little [...]

    5. Blaise on said:

      Rancid Crabtree became a literary hero These short stories by Patrick F McManus were imaginative and informative I am not so sure that they are all that much of fiction, especially when I get the feeling of been there, done that Anyone who has ever held a fishing pole will like these stories Anyone who hasn t will want to pick one up After all, not much difference between fishing and hanging out by the water.

    6. Robb Menlove on said:

      In my opinion, the best in a long line of great outdoor humor from Pat McManus This one had of a reflective feel perhaps as he enters, Into the Twlight of life, while still Endlessly Grousing It made me think of my Dad.

    7. William on said:

      I really like McManus His outdoor adventures with Retch Sweeney, Rancid Crabtree, Crazy eddie Muldoon and his other friends always keep me in stitches While these stories are good, his previous collections are much better.

    8. Serena on said:

      I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and or to read within the series.My Rating System couldn t finish, wouldn t recommend, would recommend, would read again, have read again.

    9. Jonathan Green on said:

      Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing is a very funny book Patrick tells us about his childhood and other fun stories about his life.

    10. Johannes Kristian on said:

      This was the first Patrick F McManus book I read I loved it I read all the ones we have and then asked Mom to put on hold some .

    11. R.K. Goff on said:

      Anything by McManus is funny beyond reason and highly recommened.

    12. Denise Spicer on said:

      Another hysterically funny collection of short stories by outdoor writer McManus who rivals Patrick Dennis for absolute zaniness in his characters and their antics and Charles Dickens for clever names the old mountain man, Rancid Crabtree and best buddy, Retch Sweeny for example Warning some of the stories can be absolutely painful the Uncle Flynn s Hairy Adventure made me laugh so hard I felt almost ill.

    13. Veronica Hale on said:

      This book was alright, I didn t enjoy it as much as I ve enjoyed many of Patrick McManus other works I definitely felt myself getting impatient with it at times and slogging through some of the stories that I found less interesting, and entirely skipping a couple While I will say that it was an okay read, I will not be keeping the book and I doubt I will ever revisit it.

    14. Josh on said:

      Perhaps not quite as good as the classic McManus earlier books, but still quite enjoyable.

    15. Coyle on said:

      An excellent read Although, like Dave Barry, I could see not wanting to read than a bit at a time of the good Mr McManus works, in small chunks his writing is quite a delight Which of course makes sense, given that these are columns collected from his writings in Outdoor Life and Field and Stream Highly Recommended

    16. Terri Pray on said:

      Library challenge book so so mix of short stories Voice was okay for some of them, some just annoyed me and I half skipped through the ones that annoyed me.

    17. Karolinde (Kari) on said:

      My favorite story is The Attack of the Stamp People The best commentary and mailing companies ever.

    18. Mark on said:

      If you have read 1 Patrick McManus book you have read them all Read one and you will be good.

    19. C-tim on said:

      Most of our adventures resulted from our level of boredom rising above our level of fear.

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