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by Todd MCEWEN

eBook Fisher's Hornpipe download ISBN: 0002712393
Author: Todd MCEWEN
Publisher: Harper & Row; First Edition edition (1983)
Language: English
Pages: 256
ePub: 1969 kb
Fb2: 1521 kb
Rating: 4.3
Other formats: txt mbr lit azw
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

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Todd McEwen’s most popular book is Fisher's Hornpipe.

Todd McEwen (born 1953 in California) is an American writer. See if your friends have read any of Todd McEwen's books. Todd McEwen’s Followers (6). Todd McEwen. Todd McEwen (born 1953 in California) is an American writer. A graduate of Columbia University, he has been a resident of Scotland since 1981 and is married to novelist Lucy Ellmann. He has published four novels: Fisher's Hornpipe (1983), McX: A Romance of the Dour (1991), Arithmetic (1998) and Who Sleeps with Katz (2003).

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Fisher's Hornpipe is one of the funniest books I've ever read. When it first came out, I was working at a bookstore and when I saw it on the shelf I started reading it on my lunch break

Fisher's Hornpipe is one of the funniest books I've ever read. When it first came out, I was working at a bookstore and when I saw it on the shelf I started reading it on my lunch break. Sadly, I've not seen another book by him. It's a shame this book has been let to go out-of-print. com User, 19 years ago.

Used availability for Todd McEwen's Fisher's Hornpipe. July 1984 : UK Paperback

Todd McEwen was born in California and educated in New York City

Todd McEwen was born in California and educated in New York City. He worked in theatre, radio and the antiquarian book trade. In 1981 he went to Scotland to study the violin, but it turned out to be a better idea to write a book: Fisher’s Hornpipe (Collins, 1983), a novel about a man who hates his job. McX: a romance of the dour (Secker & Warburg, 1990) is about a man who hates his job, Arithmetic (Jonathan Cape, 1998) tells the story of a little boy who hates school, while Who Sleeps with Katz (Granta, 2003) is about a man who loves his job but has cancer.

Todd McEwen is an American writer. He has published four novels: Fisher"s Hornpipe (1983), McX: A Romance of the Dour (1991), Arithmetic (1998) and Who Sleeps with Katz (2003). He teaches creative writing at the University of Kent.

This brawl, then, is the one big scene in McEwen's gifted, meandering first novel

This brawl, then, is the one big scene in McEwen's gifted, meandering first novel.

Comments: (7)
Whitecaster
This book is written in a style reminiscent of James Joyce, Henry Miller, Bill Faulkner, in other words, just an inch shy of florid psychosis.

McEwen plays with reality, perception and illusion to the point where the reader finds the ludicrous in situations, relationships, conversations which would otherwise be stifling. He takes Bostonian pretensions and pokes so many holes in them that they look like what's left of Thoreau's moth eaten long johns. (Not that the naked ghost of Thoreau is wearing anything.)

This book is best read after your family member reads it. Otherwise when you read passages aloud to them they'll think you're totally nuts.
Balladolbine
I read this book in the 1980s when I was in my 20s and howled with laughter. So, I just tried to reread it in my late 50s and couldn't get past the third chapter. One of us has definitely aged.
Kaghma
Just not my style
Lucam
I have to second (third? fourth?) the other reviewers with five stars and a huzzah for this delightful book, which I first read some 14 years ago and several times since. The protagonist Fisher is a lovely, pleasant creation who gets into the unlikeliest scrapes which will indeed make the reader laugh out loud. Watch for yuppie Alison and her red pen. Anyone who knows Boston and Cambridge will recognize many of the eateries and watering holes presented in thin disguise (unless they've closed since I lived there). If this book is and remains out of print, this is a crime!
Mikarr
I have to agree with all of the other rave reviews here. Fisher's Hornpipe is one of the funniest books I've ever read. When it first came out, I was working at a bookstore and when I saw it on the shelf I started reading it on my lunch break. Had to buy it, told all of my friends about it and we all thought this was the start of a major career for Mr. McEwen. Sadly, I've not seen another book by him. It's a shame this book has been let to go out-of-print. I urge you to do an out-of-print search for a trip through New England that you will NEVER forget.
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This first novel of Todd McEwan's is a stylistic tour de force, and laugh-out-loud funny. It is truly a shame that the book has gone out of print -- if it is ever rediscovered it has the potential of becoming an American classic. The book follows the cranky antics of its protagonist, William Fishers, as he fumbles through his disastrous relationships with work, women, Boston, and Guinness Stout. A cutting satire on political correctness, Yuppies, and American life
Xal
I first learned of Todd McEwen through his short stories (Granta Magazine most frequently) and enjoyed his style so much that I was compelled to find all that he'd written. Amazon found the out of print "Fisher's Hornpipe" and sent it to me before a train trip to Boston (how appropos) --and I laughed the entire time. Fisher is a loveable, likeable character who charmed me into reading late into the night. The unique form Mr. McEwen chose (sans punctuation) adds to the fun. If you have a sense of humor that borders on the odd...you'll like this. Just beware if you start talking to your pens!
I also read this book about 5 years ago on the recommendation of a friend, and have been recommending it to others ever since. It truly is laugh aloud funny, which is rare for me. Though I've never been to Boston, I KNOW those commune granolas from living in Seattle for 10 years... Any time I find a copy of this book in a used bookstore I buy it and send it along to another friend. While I'm not terribly satisfied with the last 15 pages or so, the rest of the novel more than makes up for what seemed like a little trouble from the author in ending the story. I've been hoping for years that Todd McEwen would write another novel. Let's hope this one gets a 2nd print, at least.