The Hunting Trip: A Novel of Love and War

The Hunting Trip: A Novel of Love and War

by William E. Butterworth III


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399183706
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 238,843
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

William E. Butterworth III is the author of more than 150 books, most notably the W. E. B. Griffin novels—more than fifty New York Times bestsellers in the Brotherhood of War, Corps, Honor Bound, Men at War, Badge of Honor, Presidential Agent, and Clandestine Operations series. He lives in Alabama and Argentina.
            He is a member of the Special Operations Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Army Aviation Association, the Armor Association, and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society, and has honorary memberships in many other military and intelligence associations. He has been vested into the Order of St. George of the U.S. Armor Association, and the Order of St. Andrew of the U.S. Army Aviation Association, and been awarded honorary degrees by Norwich University (the nation’s first and oldest private military college) and Troy State University. He was the graduation dinner speaker for the class of 1988 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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Reading Group Guide

Reading Guide Questions for THE HUNTING TRIP

1. The character Phil Williams in The Hunting Trip shares a few biographical points in common with author William Butterworth III. Which moments stand out as providing the strongest connections between Williams and Butterworth?

2. Can a novel be both fiction and autobiographical at the same time? Where should the line be drawn between the two?

3. What is the role of Phil Williams as narrator in The Hunting Trip? Are readers receiving an unbiased chronicle of events as they unfold?

4.) In The Hunting Trip, do most of the characters get what they deserve? How much agency does Phil Williams in particular exercise over his life and actions?

5.) If you were to add details from your own life to a fictional narrative of it, which ones would you select? Why? Is such selection ethically questionable or just a matter of authorial license?

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The Hunting Trip: A Novel of Love and War 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am truly disappointed in this book This has no quality to it at all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I made the mistake of purchasing this book, because I have been reading books by Mr Butterworth since 1966 while in High School and have purchased all of the books with the pen name WEB Griffin. Many of these books I have read many times. This book does not even justify the time spent. The story plot is not very realistic and so lmprovable. I can only recommend that you do not waste your money on this novel. C. A. Bonham
Jimbo-from-Glasgow More than 1 year ago
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK! If you are looking for some new series like his others, don't bother. Wish I could get my money back....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This ranks with the last novel with charley castillo as the only novels hy this author as ones i would not recommend, no clear direction of plot or characters. No reconcilliation of story lines
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This semi-autobiography is better than Hazardous Duty and the latest drivel in the Badge of Honor series but that's about all that be said for it. The cute device of renaming people, places and things with silly names like Muddiebay is annoying. I assume this is Senior's farewell book. It's a disappointment that this is how far we've come from great engaging characters like Craig Lowell, Ken McCoy, Cletus Frame and the original Matt Payne. The US dollar goes a long way in Argentina, I guess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The style was uneven and did not flow. Good story poorly told. It was a real struggle to plow thru the whole book. The over usage of the term EXPLICATIVE DELETE made it difficult to read. WEB is a hard act to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the type of book that I expected. At first by 100 page I was ready to arcivee it then it soon became a little funny I decided to finish the book. BUT I would NOT recommend it. Waste of money¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel took me a third of it to finally catch my interest...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe this would even be considered for any book paper or audio. A middle school child could put togather a story line better than this. Don't waste your time or money on this dumb so called romance book. He couldn't bring the Honor Bound series to a close and this foray into a different direction is proof he is no writer. Jon P
arun4fun7 More than 1 year ago
This book was GREAT!! For those of deriding it, get over it! He writes FICTION!!! If this is fiction, it is a fun, fast paced read that keeps you interested. If it is semi-autobiographical as he alludes to in the beginning, he has lead one incredible life! I highly recommend this book if you want to be entertained and learn a little something about history!
Janette Purtell More than 1 year ago
Growing up in the South, remembering the language and behaviors made it real and even funnier for me. Having read every one of the WEB Griffin series, I was curious about the same man writing a “romance novel”. The humor with which Mr. Butterworth/Griffin peppers his much weightier military/law enforcement series (remember: “…the Mushroom saluted the General…”) is bold and out front in The Hunting Trip. Great fun!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GARBAGE, A waste of your money. If this is a continuation of Tom Clancy's legacy, better Butterworth RETIRE.
Bobc743 More than 1 year ago
This book reminded be a lot of W.E.B. Griffin's "The Lieutenants"..Our hero gets promoted to shoot skeet instead of Craig Lowell becoming a Lieutenant to play polo..The book can be hilarious at times but could have used a lot less "Expletive Deleted"..
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What a complete disappointment. I found many parts tedious. I do think the term-love&war is misleading.
William S. Hayes, Jr. More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Mr. griffins books and this has to be one of his worst.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read M*A*S*H and finding out that there where more. I haunted secondhand bookstores at home and on trips to find all the follow on M*A*S*H goes to books, not knowing that Mr. Butterworth had been the co-author. The Hunting Trip brought those memories back as I chuckled while I reading this his latest book. A farcical/fictional look back on a life well lived.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scrurries on the ground near Aspenpaw.