It Takes One To Catch One

It Takes One To Catch One

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by Steven A. Knutson
     
 



You Did What????


All fiction works have the ghost of truth aimlessly wandering through the pages. When a lawman or woman read these short stories, they will groan, knowing the statute of limitations has long since run. That and the fact these words would require corroboration and I wouldn't know where to start and I am an Investigator.
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You Did What????


All fiction works have the ghost of truth aimlessly wandering through the pages. When a lawman or woman read these short stories, they will groan, knowing the statute of limitations has long since run. That and the fact these words would require corroboration and I wouldn't know where to start and I am an Investigator.



The stories are a glimpse into the wayward life of a kid as seen through the weak old eyes of a 60 year old man. So take them for what they are, fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432713904
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/21/2007
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,164,182
Product dimensions:
0.65(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

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It Takes One To Catch One 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear Shirley (Steve's wife), I love Steve's book and plan on buying the newest one. I am so thankful he wrote them. He will truely live on in them. He was a great man and mentor. I cried when I heard he passed a way (December 2009). He taught me so much and was supportive. I will truly miss him and his style. Thank goodness, his books leaves a little part of him here with us. You're in my thoughts and prayers, always.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading ¿It Takes One to Catch One¿ by Steven A. Knutson, was like being in the high Sierras near the John Muir trail under stars spread across the bowl of night like a crowded field full of blooming flowers sitting around a camp fire chased by wisps of smoke swapping stories with friends now gone. I¿ve done that and more. But I haven¿t hunted and fished like this author has. I haven¿t been close to a grizzly with two cubs--so close that Knutson felt the touch of death as he tensed waiting for the claws and teeth to slash and bite. The author of ¿Catch One¿ will tell you that this is fiction. It¿s not fiction. It¿s captured memories that are like a wild beast, and the story meanders as the author travels back through the years. Sure, there are flaws, but those flaws make this work perfect in the way it captures a wild, dying world most of us will never experience as we are tamed and conditioned to fool ourselves that we are free in noisy, crowded, smelly cities shared with graffiti, gangs and gray CO2 skies. What most of us breathe is not the pure air of Knutson¿s world. Every sentence every fragment and every run-on or intended, misspelled word along with happy or unhappy faces in places of periods, sculpt a unique image of the author and the world he grew and lived in¿a place most of us will never see as corporations and greed pave nature and turn it into a parking lots surrounded by condos, casinos and strip malls. Knutson¿s style is like `sitting around a wilderness campfire¿ with bears, moose, dear and bobcat lurking nearby in the brush waiting. As you read, you might find yourself wondering what kind of rifle or pistol you have or should have and is it ready. If you want the rivers and mountains and forests of this world to stay wild, don¿t tame this book. If you love to fish, Knutson¿s stories will send you places you may only dreamed about. To tame this precious beast that Knutson calls ¿It Takes One To Catch One¿ would be a crime. I¿m sure some editor or grammar maven with a corn cob stuck up his `you know what¿ would do it because of short sighted stupidity. If you are one of those `stuck in the mud¿ editorial types, you might not like what a home-spun, wilderness artist does with the written word. To bad, your loss--our gain. Before I go any further, I want to point out that I taught English grammar and literature for thirty years. I also edit my wife¿s novels (printed and sold in more than thirty languages and countries) before her manuscripts go to her publisher. I feel strongly that a style that goes with the character and voice of the artist are more important than a missing comma or quotation mark fragment or run-on sentence. I love to read books that take me places I have not been. ¿It Takes One to Catch One¿ was one of those books. I watched Knutson fish and trap not only wild animals for food and fur along with criminal types that would ruin what¿s left of nature for a profit but also the car of a neighbor trying to run down another neighbor¿s dog. If you are a Bambi lover (a person that doesn`t know what living in the real world means), someone that thinks squirrels and bears and deer are cuddly and cute creatures created by a Disney cartoon, this book is not for you. It will probably give Bambi lovers nightmares. On the other hand, if you miss being out in the wilderness and understand that `wild¿ means danger of another type and you embrace that danger, don¿t miss out on the adventures in ¿It Takes One To Catch One¿. There are two-hundred-and-seventy-eight pages of laughter and `seat-of-the-pants¿ adventure waiting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Throughout It Takes One To Catch On,e I found myself trying to separate fact from fiction. I¿ve always heard that ¿life is stranger than fiction,¿ so I suspect there is a lot of truth in this narrative. Steven Knutson writes from a personal perspective. He shares memories of his younger years from a ¿seasoned¿ perspective. Knutson¿s personality shines through in his book. He easily laughs at himself and invites the reader to join in. I do want to make one tiny suggestion. Please removed the smiley faces. You do not need them, and they distract from the story. Reading It Takes One To Catch One is like sitting on the front porch with a dear friend while listening to him reminisce. Mr. Knutson, please tell me another story. For a lighthearted look at life, rush out and buy It Takes One To Catch One.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not wait to get the book in the mail and once I got it, it was difficult to put down.......... I ordered one also for my brother and he, like myself discussed how our wives would wonder, 'What in earth is so funny?' These laughs were injected into many of the kind of adventures we all would loved to have lived....
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book and I enjoyed reading it. I'm looking forward to the next book. I was stationed with Steve at Eielson AFB in the 5010 Transportation Sq. I wasn't sure of what to expect with this book but found myself looking forward to the next chapter and aventure to see what would happen next. Great job Steve.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been in contact with Mr. Knutson and have been enjoying getting to know him through email. Since I have the shared perspective as a Minnesotan who spent many summers in the same vicinity, I really enjoy the picture that he paints with his writing. It takes me back to a very happy time. His presentation is impeccable and the pictures that he draws will draw you in and make it hard to put the book down. I would highly suggest this book to anyone looking for quality story telling.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading teasers about some of Steve's adventures in life as a young person growing up and realizing the adult career he had dreamed of it was hard to wait for his book to be released. It is written in such a manner that you feel like you are there looking over his shoulder as each story is told and sharing the experiences with him. Once you start reading it is hard to put the book down. I even purchased a copy for my Granddaughter's husband to enjoy as he is into hunting and fishing. He has often talked about wanting to go to Alaska. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a sprit of adventure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Better than Huck Finn ever thought about. Better than Tom Clancy and if Steve wrote Mil types he would beat out Tom Clancy Must read for the out-doors folks , couldn`t put it down and then read it second time and was better than first read. looking forward to his next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This guy has the cat with 9 lives dead and buried with all the shinanagins he gets into. God must have looked down on Steve and took pitty, cause most of these adventures would have killed folks like us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Steve Knutson has written a book that is both entertaining and informative. His work is laced with tremendously funny stories which will also amaze the reader in the lifestyle of a fish and wildlife law enforcement officer. He makes one wonder how he managed to stay alive this long. The story about the moose mother protecting her calf by attacking two F&W officers at the same time makes the reader think twice about going hunting in the wilds of Alaska alone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book of short stories but don't plan on just reading a few at at time and then lay the book down. You can hardley wait for the next episode to see what happens in it. Plan for a long evening because you will not be able to stop till the end. I am looking forward to the next volume of the tales of Steve Knutson.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It Takes One To Catch One is a compilation of very interesting, adventure packed, short stories of Steve from his mischievous childhood days through most of his adult life as an Alaskan wildlife trooper. He writes in such a way that you can either relate to some of his stories or wish you could. It¿s almost as if you are sitting with him in front of a warm fireplace as he tells his tales of fun and adventure. You sit in wonderment as you read them, often laughing and shaking your head wondering¿ is this really fiction or could a person really have been this crazy and lived to tell about it? All the stories are filled with fun-packed adventure. Truth embellished with a little fiction, or fiction embellished with a little truth ¿ one can only guess, but all done by an amusing storyteller. The readers will have to be one to catch one themselves to discern the difference.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It Takes One To Catch One is full of exciting, and often humorous stories. When I received my copy, I began reading it and just could not compel myself to put it down. This particular book leads the reader through the life of an Alaska Wildlife Trooper and what it's like to be a Game Warden in America's Last Frontier!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very interesting! A fast and exciting read. Full of adventure, drama, and real life experiences of a very interesting person, with a lot of humor thrown in. Each chapter is a story in itself. Admitted by the author, it may have a little embelishment here and there to protect the innocent. A good read into human nature and society.