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Fup First published in , this story is set in the coastal hills of Northern California betweenand the present The tale revolves around three characters two humans and one duck Jim Dodge is the author of Not Fade Away and Stone Junction ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Irrawaddy Tango By Wendy Law-Yone ✐ – 9facts.co.uk this story is set in the coastal hills of Northern California betweenand the present The tale revolves around three characters two humans and one duck Jim Dodge is the author of Not Fade Away and Stone Junction


10 thoughts on “Fup

  1. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    Jake Santee has discovered the secret to immortality a home made whiskey called Ol Death Whisper Sup this and you ll live forever When his daughter unexpectedly dies, 99 year old Jake takes in his grandson Tiny, who of course grows up to be a giant The two live happily on the farm until they make an enemy the wild pig Lockjaw While hunting Lockjaw one day, Tiny finds an abandoned baby duck and takes her in Her name Fup Jim Dodge s novella is an absolutely delightful read and I m please Jake Santee has discovered the secret to immortality a home made whiskey called Ol Death Whisper Sup this and you ll live forever When his daughter unexpectedly dies, 99 year old Jake takes in his grandson Tiny, who of course grows up to be a giant The two live happily on the farm until they make an enemy the wild pig Lockjaw While hunting Lockjaw one day, Tiny finds an abandoned baby duck and takes her in Her name Fup Jim Dodge s novella is an absolutely delightful read and I m pleased to say it holds up nearly 15 years after I first read it Dodge s writing is hard to describe but it s unique and genius this guy is a master and reading his sentences sets my brain on fire in ways few writers have ever done This is someone who could describe next to nothing happening and hold you entranced the entire time I ve never read a writer like him The characters are charming and sharply realised from Grandpaw Jake to quiet Tiny and the irascible Fup It s a very short read but Dodge firmly entrenches his characters into your mind Jake in particular is a charismatic old coot like the characters in Dodge s best novel, Stone Junction, he s a gambler and a storyteller with a potty mouth the best kind of storyteller Fup s name for example Fup, Duck Fucked Up Silly but kinda funny and perfectly in keeping with the character If there s a criticism it s that the narrative doesn t go anywhere once Fup is introduced It s basically Tiny, Fup and Jake hunting Lockjaw but they don t do it the whole time and meander around doing cutesy things with Fup like take her to the drive in or try to teach her to fly The fable part of the story is one of the last things to happen Without spoiling it, I m not entirely sure what the message is besides something weak like learning to forgive your enemy maybe I choose to believe it s got no message at all purely because the surrealism is so wonderful and the fate of our characters too beautiful to be ruined by attempts at understanding it it just happens and it s a great ending Not everything needs a meaning, sometimes the imagery alone is enough Fup is a masterfully written, totally engaging and enormously fun read by one of America s best kept literary secrets, Jim Dodge At little over a short story s length Fup s a very quick read but it ll stay with you for years Highly recommended to everyone who likes their stories humorous and spiked with a lil magical realism


  2. Hákon Gunnarsson Hákon Gunnarsson says:

    I like goodreads very much because it helps me to find something good to read, books that I would never have heard of otherwise In this case a fellow user of goodreads recommended Fub to me, and from the blurb I could see it might be an interesting read Thanks It was.I m a big fan of the late Richard Brautigan, and Fup feels quite similar to his work Both Brautigan, and Dodge were poets before writing fiction, and it shows There is a poetic quality there, reality in their works is flexible, I like goodreads very much because it helps me to find something good to read, books that I would never have heard of otherwise In this case a fellow user of goodreads recommended Fub to me, and from the blurb I could see it might be an interesting read Thanks It was.I m a big fan of the late Richard Brautigan, and Fup feels quite similar to his work Both Brautigan, and Dodge were poets before writing fiction, and it shows There is a poetic quality there, reality in their works is flexible, and unexplainable things happen It s a world that I like visiting.But the other thing they have in common is humor You can kind of see it straight from reading the blurb I mean, a novella about a 99 years old gambler who has been told he is immortal, his giant grandson that likes to put up fences, and a duck is not going to be terribly serious And it wasn t It s actually funny In fact, I thought it was laugh out loud funny at times.It s a book that I will most likely revisit sooner or later I just liked it that much


  3. Laura Leaney Laura Leaney says:

    I genuinely enjoyed this little book A brief, occasionally hilarious, sometimes poignant story set in the Northern California of the mid twentieth century There is not much traditional action There is Granddaddy Jake who makes and drinks a whiskey called Death Whisper and his grandson Tiny There is a duck There is a wild boar There are short philosophical forays regarding stillness and action, fences and openness, then life and death The writing is simple.and yet not Despite the d I genuinely enjoyed this little book A brief, occasionally hilarious, sometimes poignant story set in the Northern California of the mid twentieth century There is not much traditional action There is Granddaddy Jake who makes and drinks a whiskey called Death Whisper and his grandson Tiny There is a duck There is a wild boar There are short philosophical forays regarding stillness and action, fences and openness, then life and death The writing is simple.and yet not 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 Jim Dodge seems a mix of Mary Oliver and Mark Twain The animals and the land reverberate with significance, and the wild pig nicknamed Lockjaw becomes the enemy of the big hearted Tiny, a kind of porcine white whale It s funny that Lockjaw is always rooting in the earth, destroying what he can, while the duck, Fup, has wings but will not fly I ve not quite sussed out what that means This was a good story, well told, and I think I ll remember it along with a few beautiful lines that I wrote down for keeps


  4. Grüffeline Grüffeline says:

    I was told that I would need maybe an hour for this extremly funny book None of that became true 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 Instead, I thought it was really tragic.


  5. Kevin Kevin says:

    A fantastic little gem of a book about two men and a duck in the American west Jim Dodge is the king of modern day rock and roll tall tales.


  6. Kirk Smith Kirk Smith says:

    As a child I loved Mark Twain s short stories If Twain would have had the liberty to use the F word just a little ,his stories might have resembled this 94 page delight Friends of Storytellers, Fence builders, Moonshiners, Hog hunters, People with or yearning for Open country with space to breathe, or Anyone that ever owned a Pet Duck, I give you FUP Fup Duck Right You caught that didn t you A Story of a Boy , a Duck, and his Grandpa FUP is about to be placed on my shelf in the sacrosan As a child I loved Mark Twain s short stories If Twain would have had the liberty to use the F word just a little ,his stories might have resembled this 94 page delight Friends of Storytellers, Fence builders, Moonshiners, Hog hunters, People with or yearning for Open country with space to breathe, or Anyone that ever owned a Pet Duck, I give you FUP Fup Duck Right You caught that didn t you A Story of a Boy , a Duck, and his Grandpa FUP is about to be placed on my shelf in the sacrosanct spot between my two favorite humorists, Tom Robbins and Christopher Moore Or maybe next to Charlotte s Web, but that places her next to outrageous company FUP is a wonderfully drafted Short Story I should have finished it in one night, but Dam sleep prevailed This Is Not Your Mama s Short Story Jim Dodge tells a story with flinching shock value and glorious panache The belly laughter that is likely to occur in the last fourth of the book could sustain you for weeks 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 you don t have the vaguest idea what you re doing The secrets,in the order he invariably listed them, were intuition, reason, and desperation His intuition as a flight instructor persuaded him that it would be best to simply seize Fup a large female mallard , take her out in a nice open spot, and fling her up in the air She would probably be startled at first, but instinct would no doubt make her open her wings, and from that point she would surely get the idea Fup, without the slightest flap of her wings, hit the earth like a sack of cement, flopped once or twice weakly, then lay still Sweet Jesus I killed her Grandaddy thought Read up Friends but beware the wrinkles and laugh lines you may acquire You were warned


  7. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    A short fable, immaculately designed and packaged, with illustrations from legend Harry Horse It s not particularly compelling until the oversized duck Fup turns up, and at 100 short pages, it reads like a whimsical McSweeney s story.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 And Jim Dodge is what I called bunking off Physical Ed lessons in school Fact A short fable, immaculately designed and packaged, with illustrations from legend Harry Horse It s not particularly compelling until the oversized duck Fup turns up, and at 100 short pages, it reads like a whimsical McSweeney s story.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 And Jim Dodge is what I called bunking off Physical Ed lessons in school Fact


  8. Melody Melody says:

    Contrived and overly mannered little fable I must be missing something, as theGoodreads reviews are uniformly raves, and it came highly recommended But I thought the level of cleverness never rose above naming the main character Fup Duck Contrived and overly mannered little fable I must be missing something, as theGoodreads reviews are uniformly raves, and it came highly recommended But I thought the level of cleverness never rose above naming the main character Fup Duck


  9. Steve Porter Steve Porter says:

    Charming, funny and fantastic tale by the Stone Junction author about an old man, his giant grandson and a duck Not just any old duck But whiskey guzzling Fup duck.


  10. Louis Glazzard Louis Glazzard says:

    I m so glad I picked this up in the local library Its such a fascinating little fable, with a fantastical ending It follows the life of Jake and his grandson Tiny as they live life on their farm, with the aid of their notoriously brewed liquor With the introduction of their surprising pet Fud the Duck I found myself falling in love with cutesy relationship of the three Particularly when they sit together at the drive in 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 Its such a fascinating little fable, with a fantastical ending It follows the life of Jake and his grandson Tiny as they live life on their farm, with the aid of their notoriously brewed liquor With the introduction of their surprising pet Fud the Duck I found myself falling in love with cutesy relationship of the three Particularly when they sit together at the drive in I think it has a fairy tale ending, worthy of children imagination if it weren t for the down to earth language used which gives a sharp edge to the narrative At the end I found myself truly warmed by the story Amazingly standout, especially considering its short length The edition I read also included some creative drawings which collaborated nicely


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