The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing ePUB õ Guide

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing ePUB õ Guide


The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing ✶ [BOOKS] ✪ The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing By Melissa Bank ❀ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Hailed by critics as the debut of a major literary voice The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing dazzled and delighted readers and topped bestseller lists nationwide Generous hearted and wickedly insi Hailed by critics as the debut of Guide to Epub Þ a major literary voice The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing dazzled and delighted readers and topped bestseller lists nationwide Generous hearted and wickedly insightful The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex love and relationships as The Girls' MOBI :Þ well as the treacherous waters of the workplace With an unforgettable comic touch Bank skillfully teases out issues of the heart puts a new spin on the mating dance and captures in perfect pitch what it's like to be a young woman coming of age in America today.


10 thoughts on “The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

  1. Jessica Jessica says:

    I couldn't believe the disconnect between the reviews of this book and its content The New Yorker actually compares it to Bridget Jones because you know all books written by women with a female protagonist in her 20s are the same I thought this read like serious literary fiction If a guy had written this book he'd be called the next Salinger If an older woman had written this book her name would be Abigail Thomas and it would be a memoir titled Safekeeping To be fair I picked this up at a thrift store while on vacation and given the chick litty appearance of it I had low expectations By the first few pages I realized this was not going to be some silly dating stories This was serious Good seriousThe only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because of the bizarre placement of the story titled The Best Possible Light I got all excited to jump into the future with future Jane Then it turns out this is a story from the first person point of view of a once mentioned neighbor That'd be fine if it ever happened again in the collection but it doesn't which is weird I trust that Bank is so smart she had a reason for it but I searched for meta clues in the text and couldn't find any Anyways it didn't matter This book was serious lovely beautifully written and funny and I hope someday it gets another shot with the critics


  2. Kate Kate says:

    This book sucked some major balls


  3. Blanca Blanca says:

    It is a shame that Bank's prose is categorized as chick lit because there is real weight and substance in her writing style Perhaps she gets lumped into that fluffy genre because of her age and her contemporaries are cranking out pop fiction instead of literary fictionHer characters proceed with humor but it is not cheeky or plucky If her characters were brought to life on tv it would be a drama not a comedy Like my favorite short story collection of all time The Nick Adams Stories the protagonist Jane Rosenal observes the world as a teenager through her early adulthoodI saw my life in scale it was just my life It was not momentous I saw myself the way I'd seen the cleaning woman in the building across the street I was just one person in one window Nobody was watching except meThe angst is palpable and palatable than Holden Caulfield which makes it easy to come back to read again and again lost after resolving my own teen angst She wrote a follow up and I hope she keeps writing


  4. carey lina carey lina says:

    0 stars if i wanted to spend hours hearing another female continually uestion her own abilities and judge herself mediocre I could just hang out with myselfFound in Last Word trash A good placeAlso someone edited in an extra unrelated chapter


  5. Karen Dmytrasz Karen Dmytrasz says:

    Based on the title I thought that this novel would have some feminist themes encouraging women to do things that normally men do but instead this was a book about a series of romantic affairs none of which were particularly engaging memorable or uniue After realizing that the book was about relationships at a minimum I had hoped Ms Bank would shed some new light on the woman's struggle to find a male partner in modern AmericaInstead I found her writing to be caddy and her plot to be shallow and somewhat reflective of a soap opera The first chapter was enticing but afterwards I found the protagonist's decisions and reflections to be vexingly childish The main character does not seem to undergo any emotional transforamtion or intellectual growth Further the novel lacked continuity it seemed disorganized and left holes in the plot Not a terribly satisfying read Nonetheless I had to finish the book to find out who the protagonist ultimately ends up with


  6. Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* says:

    EXCERPT I closed my eyes and tried to pretend I was in Nantucket The house we'd rented every year there had a widow's walk a suare porch on the roof where the wives of sea captains were supposed to have watched for their husband's ships At night we'd hear creaks and moans Once I thought I heard footsteps pacing the widow's walk You could feel the ghosts in that house scaring you in the best way If there were any ghosts in this one they weren't moaning about husbands lost at sea but slamming doors over modern trivial matters such as not being allowed to go water skiingABOUT 'THE GIRL'S GUIDE TO HUNTING AND FISHING' Generous hearted and wickedly insightful The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex love and relationships as well as the treacherous waters of the workplace With an unforgettable comic touch Bank skillfully teases out issues of the heart puts a new spin on the mating dance and captures in perfect pitch what it's like to be a young woman coming of age in America todayMY THOUGHTS I was actually looking for something else when I came across this stuck behind some other books on my shelf I remember reading this not long after it was first published somewhere around 2000 twenty years ago now so I thought that I would give it a reread and see how it has stood the test of time And I am delighted to say that it has stood up well Now I am not a chic lit lover But I needed something light and easy to read something where I wasn't going to have to remember 93 characters and their relationships with one another where I wasn't going to have to remember a complicated plotline with numerous twists The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing ticks all those boxes The chapters are all separate stories so it's a good book for picking up and putting down again Although I have to admit to reading it over a twenty four hour period stretched out on the sofa watching the rain beating against the windows and catching a few zzzzzzzs every now and then I liked Jane's character There's a lot depth to her than your average Chic Lit heroine She's kind funny smart and sassy even if she doesn't always have much confidence in herself And I like her relationship with her family And despite the light hearted tone the author does deal with some serious issues and does so with empathy I had originally planned to read then discard this but somewhere along the line I changed my mind It is now tucked back in its little hideyhole ready for me to rediscover and hopefully enjoy again in a few years And for what it's worth IMHO The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing leaves Bridget Jone's Diary for dead ⭐⭐⭐7THE AUTHOR Melissa Bank born in 1961 in Philadelphia is an American author She has published two books The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing a volume of short stories and The Wonder Spot a novel which have been translated into over thirty languages Bank was the winner of the 1993 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction She currently teaches in the MFA program at Stony Brook SouthamptonBank was born in Philadelphia; her father a neurologist died of leukemia in his late 50s Bank attended Hobart and William Smith Collegesand has an MFA from Cornell UniversityDISCLOSURE I own my copy of The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank I obtained it from the Gateway Book Exchange Gosford NSW Australia probably somewhere around 20012 All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions For an explanation of my rating system please refer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the about page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom This review and others are also published on Twitter Instagram and my webpage


  7. Martha Wewer Martha Wewer says:

    This book was supposed to be what started the chick lit genreand I don't get it I thought it bordered on depressing Now in all fairness I read it between Jen Lancaster books sobut really it had a bleak Russian winter feel to it Jane's relationship with Archie the alcoholic older man was just so sad that I wanted to beat her for even entertaining the notion of such a self indulgent ass in her life There was nothing fun or uplifting or even redeeming about this story line Based on the title I thought the book would have as least some notion of a feminist I am woman hear me roar theme to it but no I'm not all about happy endings but jeez let's not write a book enabling women to stick out a crappy crappy relationship because the character has unexplained daddy issues If the author was going to go down that road at least put up a street sign so the reader would know whether they wanted to watch the main character cruise down the freeway to self destructionville Okay I am done Read it or don't You have been warned


  8. Bets Bets says:

    Ok I read this book a while ago I saw it on our bookshelf and realized I had completely forgotten what it was about I decided to re read it and guess what I cannot remember what it is about I don't think I can go for a third time I have to say that the cover and title seduced me Apparently the story didn't


  9. Staci Staci says:

    This book drove me crazy So many of my friends loved it and insisted I read it I hated it I thought I was missing something so I read it again Still hated it Ugh


  10. Miriam Miriam says:

    One of my roommate's boyfriends told me that I needed to learn something about feminine mystiue He was probably right because I have never understood many things about womenlike why some take so long in the bathroom and why every time a driver is repeatedly running into the garage wall while backing out it turns out to be a woman why Sometimes I read books such as this in an effort to find feminine mystiueThs book is about a woman and the men she dates The woman is on a postmodern search for a soulmate and she moves from one lover to the nextThe main problem I have with this character is that her identity is largely defined by dating and the men she is dating although her rebellion against guides to dating is an attempt at making it seem like that is not the case This book makes me wonder if the reason some women take so long in the bathroom is because they are so lost in the search for their own identity that they can't find their way out of the bathroom stallThe high point of this book is that it reminded me of one of my best childhood friends The low point was that it reminded me of why we stopped being friends


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10 thoughts on “The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

  1. Jessica Jessica says:

    I couldn't believe the disconnect between the reviews of this book and its content The New Yorker actually compares it to Bridget Jones because you know all books written by women with a female protagonist in her 20s are the same I thought this read like serious literary fiction If a guy had written this book he'd be called the next Salinger If an older woman had written this book her name would be Abigail Thomas and it would be a memoir titled Safekeeping To be fair I picked this up at a thrift store while on vacation and given the chick litty appearance of it I had low expectations By the first few pages I realized this was not going to be some silly dating stories This was serious Good seriousThe only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because of the bizarre placement of the story titled The Best Possible Light I got all excited to jump into the future with future Jane Then it turns out this is a story from the first person point of view of a once mentioned neighbor That'd be fine if it ever happened again in the collection but it doesn't which is weird I trust that Bank is so smart she had a reason for it but I searched for meta clues in the text and couldn't find any Anyways it didn't matter This book was serious lovely beautifully written and funny and I hope someday it gets another shot with the critics

  2. Kate Kate says:

    This book sucked some major balls

  3. Blanca Blanca says:

    It is a shame that Bank's prose is categorized as chick lit because there is real weight and substance in her writing style Perhaps she gets lumped into that fluffy genre because of her age and her contemporaries are cranking out pop fiction instead of literary fictionHer characters proceed with humor but it is not cheeky or plucky If her characters were brought to life on tv it would be a drama not a comedy Like my favorite short story collection of all time The Nick Adams Stories the protagonist Jane Rosenal observes the world as a teenager through her early adulthoodI saw my life in scale it was just my life It was not momentous I saw myself the way I'd seen the cleaning woman in the building across the street I was just one person in one window Nobody was watching except meThe angst is palpable and palatable than Holden Caulfield which makes it easy to come back to read again and again lost after resolving my own teen angst She wrote a follow up and I hope she keeps writing

  4. carey lina carey lina says:

    0 stars if i wanted to spend hours hearing another female continually uestion her own abilities and judge herself mediocre I could just hang out with myselfFound in Last Word trash A good placeAlso someone edited in an extra unrelated chapter

  5. Karen Dmytrasz Karen Dmytrasz says:

    Based on the title I thought that this novel would have some feminist themes encouraging women to do things that normally men do but instead this was a book about a series of romantic affairs none of which were particularly engaging memorable or uniue After realizing that the book was about relationships at a minimum I had hoped Ms Bank would shed some new light on the woman's struggle to find a male partner in modern AmericaInstead I found her writing to be caddy and her plot to be shallow and somewhat reflective of a soap opera The first chapter was enticing but afterwards I found the protagonist's decisions and reflections to be vexingly childish The main character does not seem to undergo any emotional transforamtion or intellectual growth Further the novel lacked continuity it seemed disorganized and left holes in the plot Not a terribly satisfying read Nonetheless I had to finish the book to find out who the protagonist ultimately ends up with

  6. Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* says:

    EXCERPT I closed my eyes and tried to pretend I was in Nantucket The house we'd rented every year there had a widow's walk a suare porch on the roof where the wives of sea captains were supposed to have watched for their husband's ships At night we'd hear creaks and moans Once I thought I heard footsteps pacing the widow's walk You could feel the ghosts in that house scaring you in the best way If there were any ghosts in this one they weren't moaning about husbands lost at sea but slamming doors over modern trivial matters such as not being allowed to go water skiingABOUT 'THE GIRL'S GUIDE TO HUNTING AND FISHING' Generous hearted and wickedly insightful The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex love and relationships as well as the treacherous waters of the workplace With an unforgettable comic touch Bank skillfully teases out issues of the heart puts a new spin on the mating dance and captures in perfect pitch what it's like to be a young woman coming of age in America todayMY THOUGHTS I was actually looking for something else when I came across this stuck behind some other books on my shelf I remember reading this not long after it was first published somewhere around 2000 twenty years ago now so I thought that I would give it a reread and see how it has stood the test of time And I am delighted to say that it has stood up well Now I am not a chic lit lover But I needed something light and easy to read something where I wasn't going to have to remember 93 characters and their relationships with one another where I wasn't going to have to remember a complicated plotline with numerous twists The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing ticks all those boxes The chapters are all separate stories so it's a good book for picking up and putting down again Although I have to admit to reading it over a twenty four hour period stretched out on the sofa watching the rain beating against the windows and catching a few zzzzzzzs every now and then I liked Jane's character There's a lot depth to her than your average Chic Lit heroine She's kind funny smart and sassy even if she doesn't always have much confidence in herself And I like her relationship with her family And despite the light hearted tone the author does deal with some serious issues and does so with empathy I had originally planned to read then discard this but somewhere along the line I changed my mind It is now tucked back in its little hideyhole ready for me to rediscover and hopefully enjoy again in a few years And for what it's worth IMHO The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing leaves Bridget Jone's Diary for dead ⭐⭐⭐7THE AUTHOR Melissa Bank born in 1961 in Philadelphia is an American author She has published two books The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing a volume of short stories and The Wonder Spot a novel which have been translated into over thirty languages Bank was the winner of the 1993 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction She currently teaches in the MFA program at Stony Brook SouthamptonBank was born in Philadelphia; her father a neurologist died of leukemia in his late 50s Bank attended Hobart and William Smith Collegesand has an MFA from Cornell UniversityDISCLOSURE I own my copy of The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank I obtained it from the Gateway Book Exchange Gosford NSW Australia probably somewhere around 20012 All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions For an explanation of my rating system please refer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the about page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom This review and others are also published on Twitter Instagram and my webpage

  7. Martha Wewer Martha Wewer says:

    This book was supposed to be what started the chick lit genreand I don't get it I thought it bordered on depressing Now in all fairness I read it between Jen Lancaster books sobut really it had a bleak Russian winter feel to it Jane's relationship with Archie the alcoholic older man was just so sad that I wanted to beat her for even entertaining the notion of such a self indulgent ass in her life There was nothing fun or uplifting or even redeeming about this story line Based on the title I thought the book would have as least some notion of a feminist I am woman hear me roar theme to it but no I'm not all about happy endings but jeez let's not write a book enabling women to stick out a crappy crappy relationship because the character has unexplained daddy issues If the author was going to go down that road at least put up a street sign so the reader would know whether they wanted to watch the main character cruise down the freeway to self destructionville Okay I am done Read it or don't You have been warned

  8. Bets Bets says:

    Ok I read this book a while ago I saw it on our bookshelf and realized I had completely forgotten what it was about I decided to re read it and guess what I cannot remember what it is about I don't think I can go for a third time I have to say that the cover and title seduced me Apparently the story didn't

  9. Staci Staci says:

    This book drove me crazy So many of my friends loved it and insisted I read it I hated it I thought I was missing something so I read it again Still hated it Ugh

  10. Miriam Miriam says:

    One of my roommate's boyfriends told me that I needed to learn something about feminine mystiue He was probably right because I have never understood many things about womenlike why some take so long in the bathroom and why every time a driver is repeatedly running into the garage wall while backing out it turns out to be a woman why Sometimes I read books such as this in an effort to find feminine mystiueThs book is about a woman and the men she dates The woman is on a postmodern search for a soulmate and she moves from one lover to the nextThe main problem I have with this character is that her identity is largely defined by dating and the men she is dating although her rebellion against guides to dating is an attempt at making it seem like that is not the case This book makes me wonder if the reason some women take so long in the bathroom is because they are so lost in the search for their own identity that they can't find their way out of the bathroom stallThe high point of this book is that it reminded me of one of my best childhood friends The low point was that it reminded me of why we stopped being friends

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