by Brian M. Wiprud
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Stuffed 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little disappointed with STUFFED after reading PIPSQUEAK. PIPSQUEAK WAS AN EXCELLENT READ but this book seemed like it had a lot of filler. If the author would have stuck closer to the main story line and not put in so much extraneous information, the book may have been shorter but much better. I do like this author's sense of humor. I will probably read TAILED next. I don't want to give up on this author just yet.
Jetskigal More than 1 year ago
There is whimsy and there is whimsy. This is an off-the-chart fun read. Garth is human and likeable and funny. Angie is less developed, but her input in the story further fleshes out the character development of our hero. I almost exclusively prefer female authors. (Hazard of working almost exclusively with men?) One Wiprud novel picked up in the airport bookstore, and I was hooked. I've since read them all and can't wait for the next offering.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Manhattan taxidermy collector fortyish Garth Carson is touring New England looking for treasures. He stops in Vermont where he purchases an albino crow that he plans to give to his girlfriend Angie for her birthday. As he leaves the store, a young man wearing a Portland College sweatshirt accosts him claiming the ¿raven¿ is his. A few moments later, the younger man Bret Fletcher collapses at Garth¿s feet. The local constable arrives and reluctantly allows Garth with his New York plates and the stuffed bird to drive away................ Angie thinks the crow is a remarkable one of a kind item though she teases her beau that he only gives her dead things. Not long afterward, Jim Kim enters Garth¿s taxidermy collectibles store insisting he has friends in the market for an albino crow. Soon others follow with each new player seemingly more dangerous than the previous one, which include the Feds. Garth has no idea what he wrought when he bought this present as this gift is for the birds...................... As with PIPSQUEAK, STUFFED is a wild insane thriller starring a white crow in a jar, but kept together by the bewildered Garth who cannot understand why the Feds, thugs, and crazy ¿collectors¿ want Angie¿s birthday present. The story line is amusing and wacky as Garth receives offers from daft souls some of which he delicately better take careful consideration if he refuses them. Brian M. Wiprud provides a terrific thriller STUFFED with the zanies that showcase a likable collector who proves he is no PIPSQUEAK.............. Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Taxidermy collector and businessman Garth Carson has the most foul luck when it comes to buying and selling taxidermy. His girlfriend, Angie, is usually dragged into whatever mess Garth gets himself into. ............................................. During a buying tour Garth purchases a white crow under a bell glass for Angie's birthday present. Even before he gets it out of the store and into his car someone is trying to take it from him. When Angie receives it, she instantly loves it. Yet within a VERY short time Angie and Garth are locked in the basement while two thugs steal the white crow. ............................................. With Garth's talent for troubling trouble instead of allowing trouble to trouble him, he soon finds himself and Angie running for their lives from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife, a bunch of murderous pygmies, a funeral home director, various 'carnies', special agents of all kinds, a crazed Penguin Boy, and (of course) Detective Walker who has wanted to arrest Garth for an extended amount of time now. .................................................................... ...................... ***** I did not believe that author Brian Wiprud could possibly do any better than he did with his previous book 'Pipsqueak'. Thankfully, I have been proven wrong. This novel had me laughing so hard at times that I had to wipe my eyes in order to keep reading. I found myself actually putting several bookmarks in spots just so I could go back later and reread some funnier sections! Now THAT is talent, Readers. So sit back and enjoy the most wacky, humorous, yet serious mystery story of your life. *****