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Just Before Dark Paperback – September 1, 1999
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Top Customer Reviews
Just Before Dark is, admittedly, an uneven sort of collection, but if you take it in small doses (I suggest you keep it in the "powder room") it can be quite palatable. I'm happy I read it, if only for the already mentioned favorites. In the intervening years since these pieces were written, Jim Harrison has become much more than just a Michigan writer. He is on his way to becoming a permanent fixture in American literature. - Tim Bazzett, author of SOLDIER BOY: AT PLAY IN THE ASA
and reminds you of what a human being is all about. His faults and imperfections
add a dimension like a refreshing shower after a blistering hot day..
It is an antidote to the snake bit technological frenzy that we are caught up with.
The writing emits a pheromone and essence that submerges one and says calm down. .
So we all know his fiction is amazing...but this non-fiction collection is a revelation! Here and there I've come across his magazine pieces and they alone merit the cover price of whatever mag they're in. But to have all these in one sleek, trade-paperback edition is priceless.
Life is hard and full of boredom and too much work. And none of us have time to experience all that we wish we could...Enter: Just Before Dark by Jim Harrison. Everything becomes an adventure...eating, reading, traveling, culture, art, America, nature...it's all there and rendered with that same invisible touch.
And each piece is short enough to be digested in one sitting. Do yourself a big favor and pick this one up. Go about your busy day and grab just fifteen minutes or so and let Harrison bring the great big world to you.
The literate man's approach to sporting arts, writing and living right with rod and gun.
Jim Harrison knew his stuff when it came to being outdoors. I treasure this book.
The writing is concise, original and fun. With none of the usual bravado and B.S. one usually associates with huntin' n' fishin' books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Stunning! Pure Jim Harrison and it doesn't get any better than that.Published 4 months ago by Montana Billy
The print is terrible! I could not focus on reading it with the fuzzy print. Will not read it.Published 5 months ago by Carl
A revealing self-portrait of a national treasure.
Candor and humor are never lost in this man's writings.
Sober, thoughtful and adventurous prose.....as always.
I did not enjoy reading Just Before Dark.Although a fan of Jim H. writing style , in this one he seems a bit full of himself.Published 16 months ago by C.V.B. Ogden
Harrison may be an old drunken lech, but he's our old drunken lech. Long may he wave.Published 17 months ago by Murphy's Lawyer
This is a great book for anyone who enjoys reading about nature, literature, food, hunting and living an active life. Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by mruppel87