October 21, 2003

The Bear in the Attic, by Patrick F. McManus

This is yet another collection of tall tales of the outdoor life by humorist McManus, the second that I've read. Not bad--McManus doesn't hit my funnybone square on the way some authors do, but I nevertheless laughed out loud at regular intervals.

This isn't a book to sit down and read straight through; the individual pieces are quite short, rather like potato chips, and like potato chips a surfeit of them is an unpleasant meal. But it's great for dipping into every so often.

Posted by Will Duquette at October 21, 2003 05:45 PM