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The Bear Went Over the Mountain by William Kotzwinkle
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Oct 09, 2011

did not like it

I didn't FINISH the book; I finished READING the book. There is a difference. It had been on my TBR list for so long, I forgot why I put it on there. Guess the back blurb..."complicated satire, hilarious fun, and barbs of steel amid fields of whimsy" called out to me some years ago. I shouldn't have answered.
Basic premise of the book: A bear finds a manuscript in a briefcase in the woods, and pretends he is the author. Jeepers. That should have stopped me right there.
I've found that anything described as 'hilarious' rarely is. The word should be banned, right along with 'awesome'.
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message 1: by Jamie (new)

Jamie I was going to say it's a twist on the old saying "does a bear s&*% in the woods?" Given your description, it sounds like it just answers the question with a resounding YES!

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