Not all of Tim Cahill's essays in Pass the Butterworms are comic, however. Perhaps the most memorable in the collection is "A Darkness on the River," Cahill's account of the senseless murder of a friend's son in Peru and its aftermath. And even his funniest tales have a bittersweet quality to them--the inevitable by-product of an outsider looking in. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I can't get enough of this writer. Cahill has taken me to the far reaches of our exotic planet and explored the depths of human nature and the human condition and most of the time... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eric Sweet
This guy is awesome. No dispute. Finding a used copy was worth the time, and everyone should read this, if they ever think of walking into the world.Published 8 months ago by CINNAMON C. KERN
Funny, thoughtful, keeps you from getting to bed on time because you want to see what Tim gets into in the next chapter.Published 14 months ago by Amy C.
These short stories will have you chuckling throughout the book. His self effacing approach to writing about adventure travel makes it fun to read. Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by IanB
As always, Tim Cahill does an excellent job of turning all of his adventures into a fun time for the readers!Published on January 26, 2009 by Belbird
I had read 'Jaguars Ripped My Flesh' and 'Wolverines...' back in the eighties and made a note to myself to read every new offering. Time do fly. Read morePublished on May 26, 2008 by Michael D. Morris
I was quite disappointed with this book, after Pecked to Death by Ducks and A Jaguar is Ripping my Flesh which were truly rip-rollicking great fun.Published on May 25, 1999 by Nonnapn
I thought Cahill was going to let the cat out of the bag in this collection. He does tell us he loves his job. This was my first Cahill book and I enjoyed it. Read morePublished on April 4, 1999