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Though the wild ride of A Good Day to Die may strike one as a bit over-the-top, the characters are expertly drawn — so believable. Harrison instills in the reader a sense of how it is that where the protagonists come from illuminates (in ways both big and small) the inevitable end toward which they hurtle. This narrative will keep you on the edge of your seat — a startling meditation on the origins and outcomes of following an impulse through to the end.
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Their plans were conceived in a drunken excitement and resulted in more horror than any of them could have imagined. There was the poet able to retreat into beatific reveries of superb fishing in cold, fast streams; the Vietnam vet consumed by uppers, downers and violence; and the girl who loved only one of them — at first. With their ideals ostensibly in order, they set out from Florida to save the Grand Canyon from a dam they believed was being built. Along with the tapedeck for the car, the liquor and the drugs, there was also a case of dynamite.

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Jim Harrison, poet, novelist, screenwriter, and outspoken essayist, is the author of seven novels, seven books of poetry, four novella collections, one essay collection, and a children's book, among them Farmer, Legends of the Fall, and The Beast God Forgot to Invent. He lives with his family on a farm in northern Michigan.

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tinbeni, January 5, 2010 (view all comments by tinbeni)
Tim Dorsey recommended this book.
I was not disappointed, it is great.
Don't be put off by the Title, the characters are well drawn out the story, different but believeable, the ending will make it a Good Day to Be Reading.
Sooooo, put your feet up, sit back, have a Scotch and enjoy.
I promise you will not be disappointed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385283434
Author:
Harrison, Jim
Publisher:
Delta
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1303
Publication Date:
19851031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
8.44x5.58x.43 in. .53 lbs.

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Though the wild ride of A Good Day to Die may strike one as a bit over-the-top, the characters are expertly drawn — so believable. Harrison instills in the reader a sense of how it is that where the protagonists come from illuminates (in ways both big and small) the inevitable end toward which they hurtle. This narrative will keep you on the edge of your seat — a startling meditation on the origins and outcomes of following an impulse through to the end.

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