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I think I might have done myself a disservice by reading 2 of Chuck Kinder's most recent books before finally picking up Snakehunter - perhaps I should've read them chronologically

I think I might have done myself a disservice by reading 2 of Chuck Kinder's most recent books before finally picking up Snakehunter - perhaps I should've read them chronologically. It's not that the writing is underdeveloped in comparison, but I think the good parts tend to get overshadowed by all of the time/place digressions that, at times, feel unnecessary. His other, later books seem much more polished and, well, better. Snakehunter's plot points don't quite hold this one completely together.

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Charles Alfonso Kinder II (October 8, 1946 – May 3, 2019) was an American novelist. Chuck Kinder was born October 8 in Montgomery, West Virginia to Charles Alfonso and Eileen Reba (Parsons) Kinder. He was educated at West Virginia University (BA, MA) and Stanford University (Stegner Fellowship). After teaching at Stanford and Waynesburg College, Kinder was a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught from 1980 until his retirement in 2014.

SNAKEHUNTER is an excellent novel about a West Virginia childhood. Kinder has, to begin with, a good sense of his region: he has rested his story on the firmest possible bases, namely character and place. One would like to secure for this excellently crafted book all the readers one ca. -Larry McMurty, The Washington Post.

Chuck Kinder’s Honeymooners is a Rabelaisian buddy movie of a book that is either an old-fashioned roman a clef or a. .While Kinder’s publishers have, admirably, refrained from exploiting the lit-gossip aspects of this book - except to call it long-awaited – it’s difficult to ignore them.

Chuck Kinder’s Honeymooners is a Rabelaisian buddy movie of a book that is either an old-fashioned roman a clef or a postmodern experiment in the blurring of fact and fiction. In tone, method and period it resembles nothing so much as Frederick Exley’s brilliant fictionalized autobiography, A Fans Notes. Indeed Kinder leaves the door between fiction and memoir wide open. It’s undoubtedly possible to read this book without knowing that Kinder was a close friend of Raymond Carver.

Fiction. "SNAKEHUNTER is an excellent novel about a West Virginia childhood. Kinder has, to begin with, a good sense of his region: he has rested his story on the firmest possible bases, namely character and place. His dialogue, particularly that of his female characters, is first rate.... One would like to secure for this excellently crafted book all the readers one can."—Larry McMurty, The Washington Post

Snakehunter epub download

ISBN13: 978-0394485102

ISBN: 0394485106

Author: Chuck Kinder

Category: No category

Language: English

Publisher: Knopf; [distributed by Random House]; 1st edition (1973)

Pages: 212 pages

ePUB size: 1512 kb

FB2 size: 1325 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 333

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BroWelm
SNAKEHUNTER is like a good bottle of wine or an excellent IPA brew...sip it and enjoy it slowly, page by page, coming of age incident one by one, setting, characterization to make you crave for me and, lastly, Mr Kinder's writing craftsmanship. I can't quite understand how this near classic read escaped the purview of the newspaper reviewers and literary critics when it was first published, but I would guess that it just wasn't much promoted by its publisher, author or agent, if, in fact, Mr. Kinder had an agent. My impression is that the author wrote it for the pure joy of composing a novel and with little regard for sales. Mr. Kinder was a teacher of prose writing, and I am certain his students both read and thoroughly appreciated i,t and this too was the author's intention: read my book and learn to write, purely and simply. I wish it had ended with a bit more than a "Boo", which is my only regret on reading it but, again, I probably just didn't want it to end. Yes, I for one, want more of Mr. Kinder's books on my shelf
BroWelm
SNAKEHUNTER is like a good bottle of wine or an excellent IPA brew...sip it and enjoy it slowly, page by page, coming of age incident one by one, setting, characterization to make you crave for me and, lastly, Mr Kinder's writing craftsmanship. I can't quite understand how this near classic read escaped the purview of the newspaper reviewers and literary critics when it was first published, but I would guess that it just wasn't much promoted by its publisher, author or agent, if, in fact, Mr. Kinder had an agent. My impression is that the author wrote it for the pure joy of composing a novel and with little regard for sales. Mr. Kinder was a teacher of prose writing, and I am certain his students both read and thoroughly appreciated i,t and this too was the author's intention: read my book and learn to write, purely and simply. I wish it had ended with a bit more than a "Boo", which is my only regret on reading it but, again, I probably just didn't want it to end. Yes, I for one, want more of Mr. Kinder's books on my shelf
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Abuseyourdna
Chuck Kinder's Snakehunter is not your typical coming of age fiction and the protagonist, Speer, is anything but your run-of the-mill boy.
After his father's death, Speer and his mother find they must relocate from city-life to rural West Virginia, to the hometown of his mother. Speer is thrust into his strange mountain family; including a pair of overbearing, sometimes well-meaning aunts; an abusive overweight cousin who calls himself Hercules; a goodnatured uncle who serves as a buffer to the family friction; a grandfather whose past, legend has it, included murder; and Speer's beloved intellectual cousin Catherine, a happy-hour-all-day gal with, at least initially, a placid boozer's imagination easily accessable to Speer.
Sounds straightforward enough, huh?
Enter Kinder's manipulation of time and place. He brings the reader back and forth over a twenty year period, without breaking the stories pace or cohesivness. He also uses sociological examples to give the story unique perspective on a wide range of "interesting" tribal traditions.
Kinder's language is beautiful, especially dealing with scenery and nature, which serves as a nessessary backdrop to this well told story.
Snakehunter is a feast of form; it prompts one to wonder: How did Kinder weave this tale together without allowing the seams to show through? Snakehunter's form was possibly ahead of its time in the cynical years surrounding the Nixon administration (1973). Read this novel tomorrow. Appreciate its freshness, its language, its warmth, its grit, its honesty and, most importantly, Kinder's guts.
Abuseyourdna
Chuck Kinder's Snakehunter is not your typical coming of age fiction and the protagonist, Speer, is anything but your run-of the-mill boy.
After his father's death, Speer and his mother find they must relocate from city-life to rural West Virginia, to the hometown of his mother. Speer is thrust into his strange mountain family; including a pair of overbearing, sometimes well-meaning aunts; an abusive overweight cousin who calls himself Hercules; a goodnatured uncle who serves as a buffer to the family friction; a grandfather whose past, legend has it, included murder; and Speer's beloved intellectual cousin Catherine, a happy-hour-all-day gal with, at least initially, a placid boozer's imagination easily accessable to Speer.
Sounds straightforward enough, huh?
Enter Kinder's manipulation of time and place. He brings the reader back and forth over a twenty year period, without breaking the stories pace or cohesivness. He also uses sociological examples to give the story unique perspective on a wide range of "interesting" tribal traditions.
Kinder's language is beautiful, especially dealing with scenery and nature, which serves as a nessessary backdrop to this well told story.
Snakehunter is a feast of form; it prompts one to wonder: How did Kinder weave this tale together without allowing the seams to show through? Snakehunter's form was possibly ahead of its time in the cynical years surrounding the Nixon administration (1973). Read this novel tomorrow. Appreciate its freshness, its language, its warmth, its grit, its honesty and, most importantly, Kinder's guts.