Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Humor - 224 pages
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Like Twain -- or more contemporary humorists Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor -- Patrick McManus shares the belief that life's eternal verities exist primarily to be overturned. In McManus's world, all steaks should be chicken-fried, strong coffee is drunk by the light of a campfire, and fishing trips consist of men acting like boys and boys behaving like the small animals we've always assumed they were.

In this, the tenth hilarious collection of his adventures, wry observations, and curmudgeonly calls for bigger and bigger fish stories, McManus takes on everything from an Idaho crime wave to his friend Dolph's atomic-powered huckleberry picker to the uncertain joys of standing waist-deep in icy water, watching the fish go by.

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User Review  - weekendwino -

If you enjoy humorous stories about childhood and hunting and fishing then this book is for you. Well written and with some of the hunting industrys well known personalities brought into the stories. Sit back and enjoy this book and dont be afraid to laugh out loud. Read full review

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User Review  - ChrisRiesbeck - LibraryThing

It may be his 10th collection but McManus' imagination and humor had not run dry one bit. Funny stuff from the usual "eras" of childhood and (let's be kind and call it) adulthood, with Retch, Rancid ... Read full review


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Patrick F. McManus is a renowned outdoor writer, humorist, and longtime columnist for Outdoor Life and Field & Stream. His most recent Sheriff Bo Tully mysteries are The Double-Jack Murders and Avalanche. He is the author of many other books, including such runaway New York Times bestsellers as The Grasshopper Trap, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, and Real Ponies Don't Go Oink! He lives in Spokane, Washington.

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