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Published September 9th by Ben Rehder first published September 4th More Details Original Title. A Blanco County Mystery 1. Texas United States. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Buck Fever , please sign up.
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Thank goodness, it was a free Kindle book. Beer drinking,profanity, belching, hunting deer out of season.. If those things interest you this is the book for you. To each his own. Too many books left for me to read to waste time with something so out of my element. View all 4 comments. May 02, Beth rated it liked it Shelves: mystery , ebook-i-own , read-in It was chock full of stereotypes: The bumbling rednecks, the slimy sheriff, the greedy land baron, the South American drug dealers, the honest-but-under-appreciated lawman, and the lovely nurse that captures our hero's heart.
Yep, this story had them all. But I still liked it, mainly because of the humor and the fast pace. It never got boring, but I had a few small issues. I can't stand it when authors say that the leading lady, after running for her life and being kidnapped, looks as fresh as if she just stepped out of the shower. I hope he means she looks like a bedraggled cat after a bath, because that's what I would look like after being hog-tied in an air-condition-less shack in the Texas heat And I probably would not have sex with the hero while in said shack with our Columbian drug dealer captors guarding the door Ok, maybe I would, but that's beside the point.
Enjoy it at your own risk.
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View 1 comment. A comic mystery in the vein of Hiassen,Evanovich, and Kinky Friedman. I admit it. I am a Texan and I like to read novels set in Texas. Rehder's characters ring somewhat true to people I have known. I enjoy any book that can have a line like " This is a mystery by an Austin TX author. He sets his stories in Blanco County, which happens to be where Bob and I have a home.
Buck Fever can strike even this experienced hunter
I enjoyed the book. He managed to keep his plot moving and his characters bizzare, which makes for a fun read. I liked the local touches, although I can see where you might need to be from the area to really get into it. The story involves deer hunting, drug smuggling, and good-old-boys vs slick political types.
Fun stuff for a quick read. Dec 01, Pop rated it it was amazing Shelves: i-own-this. Easy read, not too complicated and just plain fun! And it was Free on Kindle too! This book was so funny in spots, I live in Texas and it reminded me of people I have met. A pleasant novel with great characters and a fun plot.
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Not really an exceptionally comical book, but it had it's stabs at humor: "If you think I'm taking a rifle to a quarter-million dollars' worth of animals, you're nuttier than a squirrel's morning crap. I'm always a sucker for a pair of drunken hicks scheming for a better life who think days filled with Milwaukee's Best and beef jerky ar A pleasant novel with great characters and a fun plot.
I'm always a sucker for a pair of drunken hicks scheming for a better life who think days filled with Milwaukee's Best and beef jerky are their tickets to eternal happiness and wealth. That recipe always seems to provide humorous fodder for a series of bumbling adventures. I was shocked by the ending, although it's not outside the realm of the unexpected.
Not that it has a shocking ending, per se, it's just that something is revealed in the final chapter that I wasn't expecting. It makes for a very funny completion to the book. I also liked the pace of this novel. At several points the author displayed his skill in revealing facts in a compelling manner that made me want to keep reading more. This made me pine to find out what would happen next. I definitely plan to read more by Ben Rehder. It's good to read another humorous fiction author out of Texas besides Kinky Friedman, whom I wouldn't compare to Rehder's writing at all.
This was very well written, fast moving mystery. It is not a style I really enjoy, but I thought the author did a great job with keeping a sizable cast of characters clear, keeping things moving with relatively quick 'visits' with different characters, and building in just enough back story along the way to make the characters come to life.
The tale is too full of people I don't like for me to really like it. And, while I'm not a fan of this type of writing it reminded me a bit of Tim Dorsey 's This was very well written, fast moving mystery. And, while I'm not a fan of this type of writing it reminded me a bit of Tim Dorsey 's style he kept things moving quickly enough that I didn't have any trouble reading through the book. There is a lot of humor, it's just not the type of humor I like. However, I expect many would laugh out loud many times through the book. There are the bumbling and greedy Bubba-types, the corrupt officials, shady rich men, honest officers, and a number of characters.
It was a rich cast, and the only reason I didn't give the book more stars is just that it doesn't fit my style preference. The poachers also wound a particularly rambunctious big-antlered buck, which just happens to be Marlin's former pet. Elsewhere in the county, a body is discovered beneath a shoddily repaired bridge, and a slick, drug-dealing Colombian comes looking for a game, ranch-owning, crooked lobbyist. This was a hard book for me to rate. It is very well written with interesting characters a couple of the sadly pathetic and I can see why it was selected as a Publishers Weekly Best Mystery of the Year, but I think it would help if you were a hunter.
Being originally from Texas and a huge fan of Lansdale, I went into this with high hopes. Made it as far as the first chapter or so before giving up. Any writer who cannot maintain a consistent point of view, who has to jump into another character's head for two sentences then jump back out isn't worth my time.
Too many good authors writing good books to waste time with hacks. Oh yeah, and there was also the 'perfection' of the main character. Handsome, intelligent, kind, caring, and a dead shot- Being originally from Texas and a huge fan of Lansdale, I went into this with high hopes. Handsome, intelligent, kind, caring, and a dead shot--oh yeah, and very tall to boot. View all 3 comments. If you like absurdity you have to read Ben Rehder. The comic relief is provide by Red and Billy Don, who work only when they have to and spend full-time poaching, drinking and trying to figure out how to impress women and hit it big with one scam after If you like absurdity you have to read Ben Rehder.
The comic relief is provide by Red and Billy Don, who work only when they have to and spend full-time poaching, drinking and trying to figure out how to impress women and hit it big with one scam after another. Oct 14, Karen rated it liked it.
It's the beginning of deer hunting season and John Marlin, the game warden of Blanco County, Texas will be very busy keeping ahead of the poachers. Marlin is finding that all is not well on one the ranches where deer hunting is a very lucrative sport, too lucrative. This book had everything Drug Lords, dirty cops, romance and a couple of humorous rednecks that just want to make as much money as possible.
Feb 14, D. I enjoyed this book, the authors first nominated for Edgar award. Some of the activity was unbelievable, but at the same time I thought it just might happen that way. There was a lot of hunting, lots of drinking, and quite a bit of illegal activity.