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Tales from Fish Camp: A City Girl's Experience Working in an Alaskan Fishing Village Paperback


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: AiT/PlanetLar (December 14, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932051252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932051254
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,881,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The jokes were badly done as well as the writing.
Kenneth Singha
So to sum it up do not spend money on this book, you'll be wishing you didn't.
Kd.Nevo
Illustrations in place of the blank pages would have been perfered.
M.L. Sweeney

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G.J. Head on June 10, 2006
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I thought I should put a review up here to even out the bad reviews.

I thought "Tales From Fish Camp" was a pleasant read. The book is basically the narrative thoughts of a girl's adventure to an Alaskan fish camp for a few months. I thought the book read like a 'zine. And since I am a big fan of 'zines, I really enjoyed the book.

It only took me about 2 hours to get through the whole thing, but I found the writing and the stories she told very inspiring. It brought back a good deal of good memories of my own adventures and friends that I haven't seen for a long time. I'm glad Danielle Henderson took the time to write her memories down from this interesting time of her life and share them with us.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Marbach VINE VOICE on March 28, 2005
Format: Paperback
I really loved this book...it was given to me as a gift...and that is what it truly was- a gift. When I first started reading the book - it felt a little choppy- until I realized that the book is not in novel format- as I expected but in several short vignettes all relating her experiences in the Fishing Village somewhere on the Alaskan Tundra. In this manner I find the book to be much like Steinbeck's The Long Valley- which I loved...except that her stories aren't fictional.

The stories of a "city girl's experience working in an Alaskan fishing village" (from the front cover) are both humorous and adventurous often at the same time. The author's ability to give me a picture of the fishing village in my head, the descriptive nature of the text is what first pulled me in...and then...there are the stories of the people and work in the fishing village...I felt like I was there while reading this book. My favorite story? Well it was hard to pick...but I would probably say the one about the brown bears! I don't want to spoil much of this gem- because the only think I found at fault with the book was that it was far too short. I will be looking for more from Danielle Henderson- that is for certain!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M.L. Sweeney on July 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
Before buying and reading this book I had visited her blog in order to get a sense of her writing style. I had also searched for her on the net and read reviews and interviews concerning this book and was expecting something better than what I had received.

I was a little disappointed in the brevity of the "stories" and the book in itself.

While I did not expect the writing to be of a serious nature I was a little disappointed in the ability of the author. I believe that this book should have been worked on a little more. Perhaps if she had done so then the "stories" might have contained more detail and the quality of the writing might have been improved.

The layout of the book, as others below have mentioned, leaves much to be desired and questions the seriousness of the author in the creative writing field. Illustrations in place of the blank pages would have been perfered.

This is a very light read that is perfect when one wants something one doesn't have to spend much time thinking about.

I would, instead of buying this book, either borrow from someone or find it in a local bookstore and read it there.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Gorton on December 11, 2004
Format: Paperback
I cackled my way through this book. Can there be a better review than that? Henderson's deadpan humor and knack for set-up are fantastic. She gets you laughing with straight-up jokes and meditations of the absurd. But her stories about life at fish camp are more than just amusing, some are downright beautiful in their treatment of place and character. Henderson is at her best when she surrounds you with the narrative and punches you in the gut with funny. That is "Tales From Fish Camp." I won't invoke Sedaris, because that seems was too Manhattan and way too obnoxious, but you will love this book if you enjoy hilarious, heartfelt memoiresque stories.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ERIN on August 29, 2008
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I love everything about this book. I love that it's pink and it fits in my purse, sure, but most of all I love the story Danielle tells and the way she tells it: with frankness, honesty, and humor. She delivers the lasting impression that this book is a love letter she wrote to honor a memorable part of her life, so it's not only a well-written story but the reader feels like there's a purpose there, too. It's a good feeling.
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