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  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Spanish Fly
  • Will Ferguson
  • English
  • 23 January 2019
  • 9780670066841

10 thoughts on “Spanish Fly

  1. says:

    Growing up in Texas during the Great Depression Jack McGreary is a very bright young man with an erratic father who's fallen hard for the Drake Gold scam His father's dreams of a building a house have gone up wi

  2. says:

    spanish fly recounts the adventures of one young jim mcgreary a poor but strapping young man who grows up in the depression era dustbowl in the US in the blink and you miss it town of paradise flats its residents suckered by speculators who promised it would be a boom town jack's grown up not having much of anything and at the age of 19 eve

  3. says:

    Best known for his humorous travel writing Will Ferguson shifted away from his preferred genre and wrote a histo

  4. says:

    Humor and a wonderfully entertaining look at depression era America and the scam game Characters were 3D and attractive A lot of research must have been done to include so much detail of the era Some fabulous phrases Suprising ending One of my top ten reads

  5. says:

    Very very entertaining and a good way to learn about some of the thousands of ways to con people Set in the US during the 2nd World War before the US entered the war but the war is only a backdrop this is not a war novel The ending seemed a bit out of step with the tone of the book and the storyline to that point

  6. says:

    I enjoyed this book so much than I expected After the first few pages I wasn't sure if was for me but in the end I couldn't put it down I thought it was much better than Happiness

  7. says:

    I liked it It wasn't that unpredictable but was funny and the narratorreader was excellent The music on the audiodisc was a nice surprise too

  8. says:

    Wonderful writing Ferguson's turn of phrase had me laughing all the way Just a great story teller

  9. says:

    I wasn't sure I'd like this or get into it but it was a good read an interesting story and a bit of fun The characters were a bit two dimensional but I wanted to be entertained and so they didn't disappoint and I'll remember them for a long time Virgil and Rose travelling state to state pulling cons and then they bring in Jack I li

  10. says:

    The Depression the dustbowl a handful of con artists Spanish Fly is a compelling read hilarious rich in historical detail and oh so smart Will Ferguson makes me feel like I'm watching a card trick the way he keeps on surprising me even though I'm watching so closely

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Rink of war Jack’s father wants him to head north to Canada to sign up in the fight against Fascism But when a pair of fast talking swindlers named Virgil and Miss Rose blow through town Jack falls in. Humor and a wonderfully entertaining look at depression era America and the scam game Characters were 3D and attractive A lot of research must have been done to include so much detail of the era Some fabulous phrases Suprising ending One of my top ten reads

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Raised by his father in the dying town of Paradise Flats Jack McGreary has learned to live by his wits The year is 1939 Drought has turned America’s heartland into a dust bowl and the world is on the b. spanish fly recounts the adventures of one young jim mcgreary a poor but strapping young man who grows up in the depression era dustbowl in the US in the blink and you miss it town of paradise flats its residents suckered by speculators who promised it would be a boom town jack s grown up not having much of anything and at the age of 19 eventually ditches his crazy widowed father and his hometown girl to join up with a couple of grifters that introduce themselves as virgil and rose but have a host of other names a few that might even be real the main action of the novel concerns these three driving around the south jack learning about the grifting life under their tutelage eventually showing his own flair for scamming by coming up with new schemes to add to their repertoire including the spanish fly scam that gives the books its titleyou can tell that ferguson did due diligence to his research of the era and the subject of grifting he knows the difference between the short con and the long and has virgil educate jack and the readers in the description of many classic cons perhaps a few too many since some have no bearing on the action of the novel dragging it out in some ways the book is a road trip through a grifting encyclopedia and i never do really find out where i m goingthe central uestion seems to whether jack s cut out for the life of a grifter duping rubes continually gaming the system for his own benefit and always being ready to run and whether it s enough for him when outside of that insular life world war II is brewing and people are still struggling to make an honest wage and beyond even that is the problem of pascal s wager and jack s own morality i think the author handles this well except for one significant factor i don t really care about jack he doesn t make a lot of sense to me and i never really understand why he s there or rose or virgil though of the characters he is the liveliest or really anybody in this novel i don t relate to them they aren t boring characters but they don t have a lot of emotional impact either and for all jack s deep thoughts i never know what he really cares about i know he feels sort of responsible to some people and some things but he s never really involved in the way i need him to be and as a conseuence i found myself unable to be as involved in his story as i wanted to be if you re not looking for a lot of emotional resonance and you re hankering for trip down dusty roads with antiue cars stopping in at carnivals and juke joints and eating a few pies this may be the book for you

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With them instead Together they go on a crime spree across the Southwest staging a series of inventive and often hilarious cons while sexual tension between Jack and Miss Rose grows Someone is being set. I liked it It wasn t that unpredictable but was funny and the narratorreader was excellent The music on the audiodisc was a nice surprise too


About the Author: Will Ferguson

Will Ferguson is an award winning travel writer and novelist His last work of fiction 419 won the Scotiabank Giller Prize He has won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour a record tying three times and has been nominated for both the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize His new novel The Shoe on the Roof will be released October 17 2017 Visit him at WillFergusonca