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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May 11, Eleni rated it really liked it. But whiskey guzzling Fup duck. I keep lending my copies out and having to replace them, but I see it as my little way of making the world a slightly better place. Fup was generally indifferent to Westerns, except for seemingly arbitrary scenes when she would quack excitedly.

The fact that that could be accomplished in less than 60 pages is remarkable in itself. I can’t imagine anyone hating the book although there will probably be some and there will be others, indeed there are, who will develop an “almost evangelical fervour” for the thing. I think it has a fairy-tale ending, worthy of children imagination if i I’m so glad I picked this up in the local library. I can say that I certainly read the remaining pages more than once and with much more care than I read the preceding pages and I was certainly motivated to go back to the start to see if there were any clues that I had missed.

Retrieved from ” http: Not everything needs a meaning, sometimes the imagery alone is enough. Every few years I re-read it. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Half the fun is in the brevity. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This is the story of Grandaddy Jake, who believes the whiskey he brews keeps him immortal; Tiny, his grandson who comes to live with him after his mother’s death; Lockjaw, a nasty old wild board; and Fup a mallard chick Tiny saves from Lockjaw and raises as part of the family.


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And I expect most of you are ahead of me now in realising that in the final chapter we have the climatic confrontation between Tiny and Lockjaw. When I read something like that I do tend to go, “Yeah, right. Rain on the River: You can read more book reviews or buy Fup by Jim Dodge at Amazon. She’s also sharp, touchy and temperamental, just like Jake, and is not afraid to make her feelings of disapproval clear by a judicious peck or two.

Thorough and warm review Jim. Tiny goes out one day “eager to finish digging the last holes” when he finds that Lockjaw has been at them, the neat pile of earth beside each posthole “had xodge trampled, scattered, and generally ravaged.

There must be a reason, don’t you think? I first read Dodye years ago, actually after having liked Not Fade Away as I tend to go find other things by authors I like, and would have to dig Fup out and re-read it, but I think you’re right, it’s probably more of an apologue or parable than strictly a fable.

Reading Fup you’ll find some raunchy, earthy humour, some naughty sarcasm, and an awful lot of wisdom, joy and fun. From FUP, “At the most marginal of opportunities, Grandpa Jake was fond of telling anyone within earshot, the three great secrets of how to proceed when dodhe don’t have the vaguest idea what you’re doing. Particularly when they sit together at the drive in.

Thank you Theo for reviewing this book and thus recommending it to me!


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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. His intuition as a flight instructor persuaded him that it would be best to simply seize Fup a large female mallardtake her out in a nice open spot, and fling her up in the air. The fable part of the story is one of the last things to happen. Bought it to give to a friend. Granddaddy Jake found him to be an excellent companion, for in that time Johnny Seven Moons didn’t utter a word — just sat sipping from his jar, gazing at the day, the night, calmly and extremely still.

I assure you I’m as confounded as most people I know, and if you find wisdom in my work, you do so at your own risk.

Despite the directness of the prose, there is an intuitive depth that I ascribe to exceptional observation of the natural world and the human character. Decent price for the condition of the book. A very well dodgf, poignant story of an old man’s love for his grandson, and a mallard duck who becomes a part of their family.

And if you want to find out if Granddaddy Jake is truly immortal, if Tiny ever does manage to rid himself of Lockjaw and if Fup Duck learns to fly you’ll just have to read it. Stone Junction was actually Dodge’s first attempt at a novel, begun when the poetry dried up. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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