A Good Keen Man by Barry Crump
From Mrs Salter- An iconic kiwi book from a iconic kiwi author.
The summer I discovered Barry Crump I read every book of his I could find. I love them all. I especially love his dry wit. Barry Crump is a timeless storyteller whose books I use to convert boys from non-fiction only readers to ‘stories’. The boys always come back for more and tell their friends how good they are.
This was his first book and I have heard that he wrote it in two days. Set in New Zealand bush, Barry works as a culler; deer, pig or possum, living rough in a hut or a shack. He meets an amazing array of characters who he describes in humorous detail. He is a ‘mans man’ most at home in the bush and happy with his own company.
If you are from New Zealand and haven’t read a Barry Crump book I challenge you to try one.