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The Books A place to talk about Dirk's two autobiographies "Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy" and "And Then We Went Fishing" as well as Dirk penned articles and future writings.

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Old 09-07-2007, 07:37 PM   #26
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I just got my copy of And Then We Went Fishing. I got the one with the photo of Dirk and his Dad on the cover. I'm going to be reading it this weekend!
Can't wait to share my own reviews of the book.
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:00 AM   #27
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I've loved reading everyones comments. I won't be getting mine for a while (poor student here). It's been put on my Christmas wish list though I hope Santa will bring it earlier
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:36 PM   #28
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Just started reading the first couple of chapters. It's a hard book to put down.
I'll be writing my review of the book very soon.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:28 AM   #29
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Just started reading the first couple of chapters. It's a hard book to put down.
I'll be writing my review of the book very soon.
I know! Once you start you can't stop! :wink:
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:24 PM   #30
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I was up until 2 a.m. last night reading And Then We Went Fishing. And reading it again tonight. Good thing I'm self employed! :lol:
It definitely is a hard book to put down. I'll be writing a review here in no time!
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:36 AM   #31
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It's definitely hard to put down, no matter how many times you read it. When I got mine at a convention, I went back to the motel room and read it straight through - and ended up with a *very* late supper :roll: The next day I went back and Dirk couldn't believe I'd read it already - like, "Duh, Dirk!" :lol: :lol:
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:52 AM   #32
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I'm halfway through the book. I know exactly what you mean by it being hard to put down.
Dirk is an excellent writer and he puts his heart, mind and soul into each chapter that he writes. This book I'll definitely be reading more than once!
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:37 AM   #33
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I 'm reading ATWWF for a second time :!: It's taken me a little longer this time.... when I first got it I read it in 4 or 5 hours :wink: It is such a great book :!: :!: :!: I also think you have to read it more than once..... it's the way Dirk writes.....you will never get bored of reading his books, however many times you read them :!: :wink: He is a very talented author :!: :!: :!: I can't wait for the next one :wink:

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Old 09-16-2007, 12:39 PM   #34
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I 100% agree!. I'm almost near the end of the book. I've read Confessions more than 5 times.
Each time I re-read it I picked up something I missed from the first times I read it. I'll definitely being doing that with And Then We Went Fishing. I gotta say you need a box of tissues when you read it. It's very emotional. For me anyway.
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:01 PM   #35
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Hi all

I haven't been on here for a while.. but thought I'd just let you all know my thoughts.

I received ATWWF a few weeks ago, I then had to go to a meeting which involved a very long train journey.. which meant I was able to read it in a one-er!

I have to say it is probably the best book I have read in a long time. I agree with a lot of which has already been said. Dirk really lets us into his private life and thoughts. But how well is it written? Even such a serious subject.. his wittiness still comes across.

This will definitely be abook which I will read again and again.

Thank you Dirk for sharing your thoughts with us.

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Old 09-19-2007, 02:38 PM   #36
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I've just finished the book and I'm already starting to read it again. I sure had to go through the tissues! I'm going to give my review after the second reading. For me when I read a book, I like reading it more than once. I pick up on things that I missed/overlooked the first time. Anyone else have that experience? It happens to me quite a lot.
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:55 AM   #37
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I very rarely read a book more than once. This is because I am a very pedantic reader. I cannot skim, I read every word. (I'm a great proof reader!)

BUT I really want to read ATWWF again, because it felt more like reading a letter from a friend than reading a published book!

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I very rarely read a book more than once. This is because I am a very pedantic reader. I cannot skim, I read every word. (I'm a great proof reader!)
BUT I really want to read ATWWF again, because it felt more like reading a letter from a friend than reading a published book!
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Nice to hear fr you again...Long Time..No Hear :wink: ..Well, me too not a great reader..but for ATWWF's exception!! :shock: ...as I've recently finished readin' for 3rd time :!: 8) ..must be a record, eh :lol: ...now I have to go back for his 1st book, CKC again...doin' a recycle, eh...may be I'll find the missin' bits that I can learn something new in life!! 8)
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:39 AM   #39
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Hi dbuk and all of you, I am waiting for a rainy day and an introspective moment to get into Dirks book ( it keeps winking at me tho) not sure why i am not ready still to read it xx but I will.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:37 AM   #40
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I love reading all of your reviews and comments on the book. You know it's not very often that I read a book more than once too. It's the really the outstanding books that I read again and again. Like Dirk's books. Wouldn't you agree that his are sure worth more than just one read? *I sure do!* :wink:
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:39 PM   #41
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Hi Anne.

Yes I totally agree with you.......Dirk's books are definitely worth more than one read :!: Like you say, you can miss/overlook things the first time.........Dirk has been through so much in his life It makes you want to give him a big hug :!:
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:34 PM   #42
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Received my copy from Amazon two days ago and read it the same day it arrived. Many thanks to Dirk, for the re release of the book. What an amazingly gifted writer Dirk is. His writing I think has everything - the way he writes, the content of what he writes and the effects on the reader. I must admit that the home birth thing freaked me out...at least...one so far from more specialised medical help. When, in the book, Dirk decided to drive to the hospital, I got quite emotional, because he took a decision in place of the control he had perhaps imagined ie a home birth. His realisation that he might be like his father in terms of controlling, was very moving indeed. I'm more of a fan of Dirk's writing than I am of The A team series. The latter was great, entertaining..and Dirk was stunning...I bought the series on DVD...but I think that Dirk really is an exceptionally, talented writer. As for what he went through...and the fact that he expresses some of that so bravely and brilliantly..well, it reaffirms my opinion that he is an absolute gem. The writing....such a voice, of intellect plus, absolute honesty and emotion. When he describes walking in the rain...we're there. It's perfectly, judged. Nothing egocenrtic, or self conscious or attempting to be ' a good writer - he just IS ! There's not a wasted word - yet nothing, is brusque or too matter of fact. Only two books...but what books ! They are major parts of his life, aren't they. Makes me feel ....vey moved, very grateful and as always, with Dirk...uplifted.
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Genny!
You took the words right out of my mouth! I'm reading the book for the third time. Dirk is a FANTASTIC writer and a true gem of a human being. He cares so much about his sons, the way he writes about his Father and life experiences and the genuine respect for people and his fans that he truy has. I can't wait to see what will be in his third book. I can't wait to meet him.
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:56 AM   #44
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Not that I wasn't excited to get my copy before, but after reading your post Genny, I'm even more excited. Why does Christmas have to be so far away? Hoping to get the last series of The A-Team too from SC I'll prob be in the cosy armchair all day, reading the book
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Old 09-29-2007, 04:34 PM   #45
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Hi, bibbinut - I hope you are well and it's great that you now have a copy of the book ! Starlight...I had my copy from Amazon and it cost me five pounds something plus postage , which came to eight pounds something...so not too, expensive. It is a new copy .Have lent Dirk's first book to a friend who thinks he's great....
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:45 PM   #46
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I'm on my fourth read of "And The We Went Fishing" *that's why I'm not posting as much as I normally do here.* :lol: AWESOME, HEART WARMING, PROFOUND....ohhhhh... I could fill the whole site here with what I thought of this book. If you haven't gotten it yet. Get it ASAP!
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:21 PM   #47
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Ok I have a confession to make: I am a BAD Dirk fan as I have tried to get into this book 4 times now over the years and just cannot
Kamikazee Cowboy I loved and can read over and over. But this one I just can't. Get. Into. It.
I suck :roll:
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:24 PM   #48
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Well, if you want to feel better about yourself, remember that I haven't read Kamikaze Cowboy or this one. So you only half suck, and I suck completely.

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No, I'll leave it like that, because trying to fix it could only make it worse.

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Old 10-15-2007, 07:29 PM   #49
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Ha yes let's not knit-pick ;-)
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Hello Everyone, I am very new to this forum and thanks to this forum I have my very own copies of both Dirks books on their way to me from Amazon now. They should arrive in about two weeks, so I am getting very excited, thanks to all your comments. I will be sure to let you know what I think after I have had a chance to read them, but, I can already tell that they are going to be excellent.
One question though, is Dirk working on a new book or is that just wishful thinking on everyones part?
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