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Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine Paperback – April 20, 2012
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"From the serious tracking a murderer to the sublime raising a baby owl retired Maine Game Warden John Ford shares thirty-five of his best stories that will entertain all indoor and outdoor adventurers." --George Smith, outdoor writer and former executive director of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine
"An entertaining book that will leave readers chuckling, speechless or both... The secret to Ford's success is simple: He knows of what he writes. And he kept good notes in a diary during his career as a warden, realizing that someday, someone might want to hear his stories. That's all great news for readers, who will gobble up his collection of stories." --John Holyoke, Bangor Daily News
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Mr. Ford writes with a chuckle as he relates his interactions with the mostly good ole boys who are on the other side of the fence, law wise.
He has the rare knack of seeing the humorous side of things while still doing his job without a lot of pontificating judgment. He was likely - and often - to be 'caught' playing golf or having a beer with a perpetrator that he had recently arrested. His firm yet jovial way with someone caught jacking deer, for example, usually left the trespasser of the law admitting their guilt and that the warden was just doing his job. Likewise, a hardnose would soon learn it probably wouldn't be a good idea to mess with this lawman.
There are also some down right hairy accounts of chasing hard core criminals, jail escapees and murders over the mountains, through the forests and swamps and coming face to face with the business end of a shotgun, a murderer on the other end.
This is a book you will thoroughly enjoy, as attested by the fact that after only the first month of publication, it's already into it's second printing.
It's also one of those rare books that, once people have read it, they run out and buy more copies for gifts.
You can't go wrong...
The stories are much bigger than the writing. As a published columnist and author, I read all the time. And I try to read contemporary fiction, but for the most part, I can't get past a few chapters. Why? Because although the writers have educated themselves in the skills of composing prose and know all the tricks of manipulating readers, there is no heart. John Ford's voice has a truth to it and an easily definable spirit, and that's not easy to achieve, so as I read, I began to appreciate the style more and more for these qualities.
The New England spirit I found was one of toughness, decency, kindness, humor, and honor. And whether Ford was facing a shotgun directed at his head or two bouts of cancer, he showed the same courage, calmness and awareness of others. As a warden he instigated some jokes that bordered on malicious, but he also laughed when the same was served to him. We have the portrait of a man's life as much as we have a book about being a game warden. And Ford is willing to give us both sides of himself, the shiny and the rusty. He does not hold back when he's at fault or has acted like a fool, and this verisimilitude fortifies the book's honesty.Read more ›
I thank Mr. Ford and all of the members of Maine's Law Enforcement community for the time and effort that they put into their jobs.
I startled my wife several times by laughing out loud while reading.
Written in short chapters so it's good to pick up and read to fill "waiting times" - caution where you read this book, as a doctor's office, or emergency room would find you somewhat odd - if you enjoy it as much as I did.
All the stories took place within 40 miles of my house, and I could identify some local boys that came close to Ford's characters.
If you're familiar with hunting and fishing you'll LOVE this book - I very highly recommend it!
Eric from Michigan
As a former Maine county dispatcher in the 80's, I had the great pleasure of getting to know Game Warden John Ford. He knows people and respects them. And they respect him...(no matter how many times he may have placed them in custody.)
Enjoy this talented man's storytelling, share it with your friends, then get his second book! (A third is in the works!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice collection of short stories from John's career. A breeze to read. Goes quick. I look forward to reading his next book.Published 4 months ago by Cody Pancher
Good read. The stories sorta get predictable toward the end but remain entertaining.Published 6 months ago by Richard L. Magalis
Since I'm from Maine I enjoyed a Maine author. Interesting and entertaining all the way through.Published 7 months ago by DS
An amusing tale of a game warden's adventures, both humorous and scary. I especially relate as my husband and I resided in rural upstate New York and my husband was one of the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Traci Chickerell
My son loves reading this book (he is 12 and it is hard to get him to enjoy any reading but he is interested in becoming a game warden in Maine as well). Mr. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Melissa