Summary: A full five stars and then some for this little book with a big heart and even bigger belly laugh. Fup is a fairy tale for grown ups and. Fup [jim-dodge] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hard to find. Fup [Jim Dodge] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Start with Granddaddy Jake Santee, a cantankerous, ninety-nine-year-old coot with a.

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A short and amusing read. However, in the interest of full disclosure I should explain I am a heartless swine, and magical ducks and grandpas do not break my heart, no matter who dies at the end.

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Or, as another reviewer suggested, perhaps the author was yanking our chain Rain on the River: Trying to decide what makes FUP a good or great book. Jim Dodge has a gift for prose writing. He lives in Manila, California with his wife and son. Contrived and overly mannered little fable.

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Either way I’m sold. This certainly sounds like one of the most inviting of your recommended books – short, sweet extracts and all this mysterious stuff at the end. There is not much traditional action.

As a child I loved Mark Twain’s short stories. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Just don’t miss it. I to like short stories or shorter novels.

The magician of ducks and outlaws

I guess I reckoned if the universe kept shoving this book in my face then maybe it wanted me to read it, and I did. Fup cheers me up every time I read it. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Doddge. In my very first job, which was in an architects office, I worked with a guy called Matt and I remember one day saying to Matt, “You for coffee?

dodte There are three protagonists in the book: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ten years after Stone Junction appeared, Dodge has another book on the go, and is writing poetry again.

I recently gave a copy to a friend who was in the hospital following surgery and, like me, finds TV annoying, rather than entertaining. Everyone should read this book.


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That really does not tell you what the book is like though. Apart from the discovery of Fup as a duckling their lives have become uneventful.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Maybe humor is something that dates a book sooner? Tiny, fortunately, was as amiable as his Granddaddy was ornery, as placid and benign as the old man was fierce and belligerent.

I now know what’s important and how to be still. Feb 05, Laura Leaney rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I earned my name Seven Moons when I trained as a doctor. During these hunts he’s now accompanied by his faithful pig-duck seeing that he no longer has his faithful pig-dog. Grandaddy Jake Santee, Tiny and Fup live together on a ranch.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Canongate Books Ltd April 2, Language: The fable part of the story is one of the last things to happen.