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The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing - Melissa Bank The blurb on the back of the book was terrible. This book is not dazzling or wickedly insightful, and it does not "capture in perfect pitch what it's like to be a young woman coming of age in America today" which probably isn't even possible anyway. But, if we take away all these grand ambitions, it was a pretty fun little book. Bank has a really good sense of humour and it shows through repeatedly. For instance, after she gets fired, her boyfriend suggests that he come and work at his company:No," he said, and he snapped his fingers. "You'll come work for me at K----. And be a real associate editor."I said, "I could bring you up on charges for that.""What?""Work harassment in the sexual place."I liked this book, and I liked Jane, who was very honest and charmingly confused about all the things girls are kind of expected to know about dating and relationships. Plus, she is genuinely funny, which is refreshing. Spending a few hours with her is like the opposite of reading an issue of Cosmopolitan.On the down side, this book was a bit too choppy for my tastes. The narrative was broken into little segments that were sometimes only a few lines long, and I guess I prefer longer blocks of text. It felt like a first novel, but one from an author from whom I would like to read more.