Well known master storyteller and arctic guide Fred Webb has taken the most interesting, funny, and remarkable stories of his long and illustrious North American guiding career and placed them in this adventure-filled, fascinating book.
I had, of course, heard of Fred Webb before I bought this book, but was not all that familiar with his writing. Now, however, I can say I think he's the best writer of hunting and fishing stories since Russel Annabel, Robert Ruark, or even Peter Capstick. Fred's down-to-earth style, his wonderful sense of humor, and his great insight into the people side of the outdoor sports are simply fabulous.Some of the stories are serious and touching, some (most?) are hilarious, but all are so entertaining that when you finish one, you'll be eager to turn the page to start the next one. You may even lose all track of time (least I did -- more than once). I've read most (all?) of the stories at least twice, and my father-in-law read the whole book four times (until I finally bought him a copy for Christmas so I could get my copy back).I eagerly look forward to meeting Fred and his son, Martin, next month (March 2000) when a friend and I travel to the frozen Arctic for a Musk Ox hunt with their guide service. I just hope we get the chance to have a drink or two with them and hear even more about Fred's adventures hunting, fishing and guiding all across Canada over the last 40 years.This is a very fine book, and I can hardly wait for his next one, Campfire Lies of a Canadian Guide, which is due out sometime this winter.See you in March, Fred! By the way I still laugh out loud every time I read the story about "The Day the Shotgun Jammed".
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