I guess it could be argued that the narrator of this tale takes his own sweet, round about time to get down to the story at hand.
But that would be the argument of someone who goes bird hunting just to kill things.
Would I recommend it? Yes.
Also, Jerry Johnson has an excellent blog at Dispatches from a Northern Town. Head over and check it out. Bells and Whistles is a great place to start, though you might need a Kleenex!
Thanks, Jessie. Glad you enjoyed the ‘Hunting Birds’ book and the blog posts. Means a lot to me because I admire your writing and your critiques, and value your recommendations on books.
Well thanks! And I really enjoyed the book. I was trying to describe it to a cousin…. “I know these people… well not know them, but I know them… you know? ” Awesome characters and laugh out loud funny… though my husband (he of the duck hunting, versatile dog) didn’t perhaps thinks parts were quite as hilarious as I did! 🙂