A Good Keen Man Whether ranging through the bush with sugar bag pikau and stripped down rifle or skulking awkwardly in town wearing thick hair clothes and beard the Government deer culler seems as much a species

  • Title: A Good Keen Man
  • Author: Barry Crump
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Whether ranging through the bush with sugar bag pikau and stripped down rifle, or skulking awkwardly in town, wearing thick hair, clothes and beard, the Government deer culler seems as much a species apart as the animals he hunts.Often a solitary by choice, he works alone or with one mate for safety, venturing into civilised parts only on his way to another critical areaWhether ranging through the bush with sugar bag pikau and stripped down rifle, or skulking awkwardly in town, wearing thick hair, clothes and beard, the Government deer culler seems as much a species apart as the animals he hunts.Often a solitary by choice, he works alone or with one mate for safety, venturing into civilised parts only on his way to another critical area, or to blow his money on beer, women, or whatever else he has been dreaming about this season Barry Crump spent much of his life in this way before writing, during a reluctant sojourn in town, this wickedly perceptive account of a deer culler s life.With a mordant wit as well aimed as his rifle, the author sets down not only the rewards and punishments of his own adventurous life, but also the whole uproarious oddity of men he spent it with His good keen men are as various in character and ambition as the turns of weather or the lack of hunting They bring to the job motives mostly obscure, and leave of often than not for reasons hardly clear.In the noxious animals campaign, Barry Crump s experience straddles the periods in which shooters were left largely to their own devices, and in which prefabricated huts and air drops were becoming the established order of work He writes with clear common sense about bush travel, camp siting and river crossing, as well as the idiosyncrasies of dogs and shooters and deer.

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    About “Barry Crump

    1. Barry Crump says:

      New Zealand author of semi autobiographical comic novels based on his image as a rugged outdoors man.



    2 thoughts on “A Good Keen Man

    1. I read this book because:it is written by a New Zealander. It is also all about hunting which I am very interested in.The category on the bingo board that this book fills is a book written by a NZer.I found Harry very interesting because he thinks something new and he tries it he doesn't just sit their thinking about it he gets out there and does it and he is also very funnyke one time he made this explosive fitted with bullets.(So you could just lob the thing/grenade into a small mob of deer) a [...]

    2. Good fun. There are two paths into this book -- and both of them work. A Good Keen Man is a classic "coming-of-age story," in which an able-bodied but naive New Zealand teenager takes one of his first adult jobs, culling deer herds in the wilderness so that animal overpopulation won't destroy the local ecosystems. Barry Crump rides the ups-and-downs of this odd job as best he can, growing up in the process and sharing wry, wistful comments about it all.I came into this book interested in anythin [...]

    3. Classic Crump, Grab a copy, a dog and your sleeping bag. Then you are off to the backblocks of New Zealand, when blokes were blokes.Written as Crump talks, it makes you wonder how much actually happened or how much was thought up sitting around the fire after a hunting trip and a few too many beers.

    4. A great read from a great Kiwi author. Tells the story of a bloke's adventures as a contract deer culler in New Zealand. Highly recommended.

    5. There was a time when this book was to be found in every seaside shack and mountain hut in New Zealand. Crump sold over a million of his books, in a country of what was around three million people at the time, so his titles sat on just about every bookshelf in the nation. Crump was about as famous as you could get in New Zealand in his day and it's only a small exaggeration to say that in my childhood the craggy face of Crumpy (as he was known) was as familiar to me as the reigning monarch's.I r [...]

    6. This book has sat on my shelf for years as it just didn't appeal.How wrong I was! Written in a simple honest style these memoirs of the authors days as a deer culler in New Zealand are full of humour and observations about human nature. I'm not sure it would appeal to those who feel strongly about animal rights as it was written in a time when the government employed men such as Barry Crump to go out into the bush and basically shoot as many deer, goats and pigs as possible in order to maintain [...]

    7. A thinly-disguised memoir of a postwar deer hunter. Inhabited by a rogues gallery of walk-in characters and told in a chatty, convivial manner (it helps if you know Crump's speaking voice) this was a quick fly-through. Rated PG. 3.5/5

    8. My daughter brought this book home from New Zealand as a gift for my father-in-law, who read it in one sitting and insisted that I read it immediately. It takes a while to get into it, but after a while it starts to grow on you.

    9. Fantastic. A gentle, rolling humor. Really interesting to learn about the life of a deer culler. Beautiful landscape writing. Felt like I was out there with him.

    10. I only just discovered Barry Crump and I am very glad I did! Crumpy is a proper bushie and has plenty of good yarns from the Kiwi back country that captivate you. A real page turner!

    11. My favourite book of all time. Full of superb stories about life as a hunter in the wild NZ bush back in the 60's. Really well written and funny, Crump at his best

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