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by Lee K. Abbott,Richard Bausch,James Crumley,James W. Hall,Tami Hoag,Tim O'Brien,Ridley Pearson,Les Standiford,Dave Barry

  • Author: Lee K. Abbott,Richard Bausch,James Crumley,James W. Hall,Tami Hoag,Tim O'Brien,Ridley Pearson,Les Standiford,Dave Barry
  • ISBN: 0446676993
  • ISBN13: 978-0446676991
  • ePub: 1875 kb | FB2: 1784 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (May 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 839
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The Putt at the End of the World ePub download

Tim O'Brien, whose book IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS I enjoyed, wrote "On an adjacent putting green, also under umbrellas, mingled such notables as Tony Blair and Al Gore, both decked out in tweeds and starched golf shirts.

Tim O'Brien, whose book IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS I enjoyed, wrote "On an adjacent putting green, also under umbrellas, mingled such notables as Tony Blair and Al Gore, both decked out in tweeds and starched golf shirts. Nearby, Mu'ammar Qaddafi was giving a now-or-never, ie putting lesson to Jack Lemmon, while only a few feet away Chi Chi Rodriguez did his best to adjust the clumsy, rather primitive one-handed putting stroke of former senator Robert Dole

He glanced at the little dog-eared yardage book he carried in the pocket of his T-shirt.

He glanced at the little dog-eared yardage book he carried in the pocket of his T-shirt. I’d say two-eighty, two-ninety, right into that lake on the left side of the fairway.

Contributors include Lee K. Abbott, Dave Barry, Richard Bausch, James Crumley, James W. Hall, Tami . I haven't read this book in a long time, but I thought it was great. I don't know why other readers gave it such a low score. Hall, Tami Hoag, Tim O'Brien, Ridley Pearson, and Les Standiford, with each contributing a chapter and passing it along to the next. I can only think that they didn't know what type of book they were getting into. If you want to laugh out loud, get this book! Bagger Vance Meets Monty Python.

The richest man in the world invites a trio of mediocre golfers to play at a secret course in Scotland. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading. The result of their efforts will somehow affect the fate of the world.

Lee K. Abbott (Goodreads Author), Dave Barry. Richard Bausch (Goodreads Author). The richest man in the world invites a trio of mediocre golfers to play at a secret course in Scotland. James W. Hall (Goodreads Author). Tami Hoag (Goodreads Author). Can golf save the world? Get A Copy.

Dave Barry was born in Armonk, New York on July 3, 1947. He received an English degree from Haverford College in 1969. His early attempts at small-town journalism for the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsylvania, were directed towards local matters, such as zoning and sewage. In 1975, he briefly attempted to teach business writing to business people. Since then, he has worked as a professional humorist.

The result of their efforts will somehow affect the fate of the world.

The richest man in the world invites a trio of mediocre golfers to play at a secret course in Scotland. Genre: Fiction, Fiction, Anthologies (multiple Authors).

the world as we know it.

the world as we know i. .And in an apocalyptic final play that will determine the fate of the world, ecoterrorists will converge on the course for an explosive putt to end all putts.

Dave Barry, Richard Bausch, James Crumley, James W. Hall, Tami Hoag, Tim O'Brien, Ridley Pearson, and Standiford.

A relentlessly unfunny comic novel about golf and Armageddon by Abbott and eight other writers, each of whom contribute a chapter (a la 1997's Naked Came the Manatee): Dave Barry, Richard Bausch, James Crumley, James W. To publicize his magnificent new course, billionaire Phillip Bates, CEO of Macrodyne Software, has decided to host the mother of all golf tournaments. He comes bearing 50 pounds of Semtex, enough to level & House of Lords, any of the bridges, and Westminster Abbey,& an appalled British intelligence officer tells his FBI counterpart.

The richest man in the world invites a trio of mediocre golfers to play at a secret course in Scotland. The result of their efforts will somehow affect the fate of the world. Can golf save the world?
Wire
This was a goofy book that came up on an Amazon search of "Scottish Golf History".... Perhaps I should blame myself for not realizing what I ordered....nah'. This is an oddball story....
Perdana
My opinion shifts each time I think about this book. Liked, in fact, thoroughly enjoyed parts of it. Shmuck in places got in the way for me personally, while others might just like it because of its raw side. Golf story was intriguing, although the detective plot overrode any golf in too many places.
Akinonris
It is said that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. Since a camel is very efficient doing what camels are intended to do, then the remark must mean that a camel is a very funny looking horse. Well, in The Putt at the End of the World, a committee of nine individually popular writers has turned out a very funny golf story.
The Putt at the End of the World is apparently the brainchild of last-listed author Les Standiford, shown as editor and compiler. It also seems to be a salute, at least in part, to recently deceased British writer Douglas Adams, author of the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy series which includes The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. It is certainly reminiscent of Adam's work, with zany characters interacting amidst nefarious schemes, all centered around a golf tournament. But not just any golf tournament. Computer zillionaire Philip Bates has bought a Scottish castle and cleared original growth timber to construct the ultimate golf course-as well as rehabbing the castle into an exotic hideaway retreat. This infuriates both environmental terrorists and the last of the MacLout clan, who claims that the MacGregor sellers usurped his family's claim to the property and he should have gotten the money. Then Bates (no relation to this reviewer) scheduled a conference and golf tournament inviting all of the world's political leaders and top golf players.
One of the invitees is Billy Sprague, club pro from Squat Possum Golf Club in rural Ohio. Billy is a magnificent golfer, unless there is money involved in which case he can't even get the ball of the tee. Billy's mentor is the old retired family doctor whose life is golf, who build the Squat Possum Club and who dies immediately after giving Billy his invitation and telling him that he has to go to Scotland and play in order to lift the curse and "...save the world as we know it..." Then FBI and British Secret Service refugees from the Keystone Kops get involved because of the terrorist threat, and the rest is-not history, but hilarious.
Each of the nine authors wrote one of the chapters. They did a good job matching styles, and/or Standiford did a great job of editing, because the novel is seamless. It is a farce, but at the same time has a "Bagger Vance" note of paean to the wonder of golf. It reads fast, and it reads great.
Fordredor
When I read the jacket and description, I hoped for a fun book that I could read from cover to cover on the airplane. I read it cover to cover, but only because I didn't have anything else to do. Its obvious most of these authors have never worked on a collaboration before. Entire plot lines appear and disapear without rhyme or reason, and the whole book just seems to have been thrown together by people looking for an easy buck. This book reminds me of the Steve Martin Saturday Night Live Sketch about "not phoning it in". These authors all phoned it in. In the end, this book isn't bad, but it really isn't anything you'd bother reading if you knew what it was going to be like. Suffice to say this book would never have been published if not for the pre-established names of its authors. My advice is to buy that other book you are thinking about.
Lonesome Orange Kid
Golf is not a team sport, but this book used ten different writers to come up with a murder mystery on a golf course full of celebrities. Each wrote a different segment, and sometimes the story line does not jell, but I'd say they had fun working on this silliness.

Golf used to be a man's game, and used to be called the "good walk" when the men used that means to exercise their bodies as much as their golf swings. Nowadays, they ride the golf carts and play at the game. They've actually started teaching golf in schools, and nine great values the game teaches for youth (sportsmanship, confidence, integrity, perseverance, respect, responsibility, judgment, courtesy, and honesty) ensures a future for the continuation of the game of golf.

Only one of the nine contributors was female who used such off-hand characters to pepper her chapter: Mr. Potato Head, Sensible Shoes, Book Bag Woman, 'Star Wars' star pilot, MacLout, and Cameron who directed the movei 'Titanic.' She laid out the sexual hijinks of the golfers at the castle in Scotland. Dave Barry had the middle to fill in so he used his usually raucous vocabulary as he led into an explouding golf ball made out of enough plastique to end the world as we know it.

Tim O'Brien, whose book IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS I enjoyed, wrote "On an adjacent putting green, also under umbrellas, mingled such notables as Tony Blair and Al Gore, both decked out in tweeds and starched golf shirts. Nearby, Mu'ammar Qaddafi was giving a now-or-never, sink-it-before-you-die putting lesson to Jack Lemmon, while only a few feet away Chi Chi Rodriguez did his best to adjust the clumsy, rather primitive one-handed putting stroke of former senator Robert Dole." These are just a few of the names; Fidel Castro was present as was Dan Rather and other important people.

The ending was written by the editor whoever he is, preferred to stay anonymous. The ending was explosive, to match the varied styles of writing the international language of golf. Other writers taking part in this project are Lee K. Abbott, Richard Bausch, James Crumley, James W. Hall, Ridley Pearson, Les Standiford, and Tami Hoag. How many are golfers, I wonder?
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