- Library Binding
- Publisher: Random Library (January 2000)
- ISBN-10: 0394900316
- ISBN-13: 978-0394900315
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,073,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I love this book, because it's simple, direct, and yet keys into fantasies about "exciting weekends" I have had all my life. A sweet, earnest, goofy, fun book.
In the age of the poodle state, however, it is unlikely that this book would be allowed in any public or school library as it contains all sorts of "big dreams" including what the depressing nannies of our current culture would categorize as politically incorrect or insensitive topics. For example, the boy's big dreams include lots of eating (one picture alone would send Michael Bloomberg into shock at the number of emptied soda bottles), the concept of "beating" others in sports and other activities (winning and beating others seems to be somehow socially incorrect in certain circles these days), engaging in "dangerous activities" without parental supervision (anyone know the child abuse hotline number?), and finally, the one that will throw the modern day hoplophobes into disarray, night terrors and all sorts of other psychological quagmires, the boy dreams of using both pistols and rifles (in a safe way on a firing range under the supervision of the United States Marines no less). That last one will get the gun control zealots and the anti-military folks to mobilize for a protest over this book.
On the other hand, if you read this book in context, you will find a charming book about a boy who dreams big about everything from eating to boxing to flying jets and helicopters, and yes, to shooting guns with the Marines. What American boy has not had such dreams?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I suppose I had different expectations.
I should have read more about the book before purchasing.
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I was very excited to find this book as a gift for my brother this Christmas. I did not unwrap it from the packaging in which it was sent and gave it to him about a month later. Read morePublished on January 27, 2010 by K. E. Keller
What a wonderful find. This book sends me back to my youth.
When I was a boy, we went to parades on Memorial Day as well as Independence Day. Read more