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One person found this helpful. FUP is a wonderfully drafted Short Story. I might well seek him out. Tiny’s life was really only marked by one event prior to his making the acquaintance of his grandfather and that was the death of his mother. Books by Jim Dodge. The part where Grandaddy Jake tries to teach Fup to fly and ends up losing the few teeth he has left is hilarious, and the one where financial ruin for our threesome is luckily prevented by the foolishness of a nirvana-seeking hippy left me in stitches.

It’s a painfully short book – only barely long enough to lose yourself in – but every syllable is inspired. The fable part of the story is one of the last things to happen.

Not just any old duck. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s the same with film reviews. Oct 01, Shawn rated it it was amazing.

Rain on the River: The tale revolves around three characters: To which he replied:. Let’s say for the moment that it’s simply me. He iim writes about loss, but loss as a part of life, as another mile on the road to getting somewhere.

If Twain would have had the liberty to use the F-word just a little ,his stories might have resembled this 94 page delight. Fup is like that. Sep 16, Charlotte B.


Fup – a modern fable by Jim Dodge

Often came across this book in Borders book shop, Glasgow, but never did get a copy. You just read it. Fup was generally indifferent to Westerns, except for seemingly arbitrary scenes when she would quack excitedly. An interviewer read that last uim to Dodge and asked him: I needed way longer than I should have for this little bit of text and the book wasn’t “extremely” funny but there were two scenes at which I laughed out loud.

The ending is a bit odd. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Fup is a wonderfully funny and bittersweet book that really should be read outloud, I read it to my son when he was ten – carefully editing the few obscenities – and we roared with laughter.

Jim Dodge – Wikipedia

Grandaddy Jake Santee, Tiny and Fup live together on a ranch. He’d written poetry – “my first love and abiding passion” – but anonymously. Share it with all your friends. And ijm can write. These are simple folk who live on a ranch in the coastal hills of Northern California.

At the age of sixteen circa “he set out forty years behind everybody else for the gold rush in California. From FUP, “At the most marginal of opportunities, Grandpa Jake was jmi of telling anyone within earshot, the three great secrets of how to proceed when you don’t have the vaguest idea what you’re doing. Fifteen years into the perfecting of the art of distilling of Ol’ Death Whisper and fifteen years into his immortality Grandaddy Jake hears news that his daughter has drowned, leaving a small son, Johnathan Adler Makhurst II, otherwise known as Tiny.

He worked at it every night for a year till he’d produced a “huge ungainly manuscript”, then spent almost a decade pounding into shape. Thank you Theo for reviewing this book and thus recommending it to me! Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


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He broke both arms. Paperback59 pages. Decent price for the condition of the book. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. As a previous reviewer said, this should be a must-read for teen-agers. This short little novella is fantastic! This is someone who could describe next to nothing happening and hold you entranced the entire time! THAT was how I felt. As an adult he spent many years living on an almost self-sufficient commune in West Sonoma County, California.

The secrets,in the order he invariably listed them, were intuition, reason, and desperation.

Fup by Jim Dodge

It’s not that I didn’t like the book because I did like the book — I liked it a lot and I’ll tell you about it if you’ll give me a minute — but I’m not a fervid individual at the best of times so maybe it’s simply me. I love this book. The quackiness of this novel has burst into a heartwarming mushroom cloud of feathers and confetti raining down on my once sad existence. One evening, after days and nights of frustrating rain, and no fence building, Tiny finds a baby mallard close to death in one of his sodden fencepost holes.

There are three protagonists in the book: I’d never heard of Jim Dodge before and all I know know is what the blurb tells me; he lives on an isolated ranch in western Sonoma County.