Shanks for Nothing

Shanks for Nothing

Rick Reilly / Nov 22, 2019

Shanks for Nothing The hilarious sequel to Rick Reilly s beloved bestselling golf novel Missing LinksLife is going pretty well for Raymond Stick Hart He s happily married to the former Ponkaquogue Municipal Golf Club as

  • Title: Shanks for Nothing
  • Author: Rick Reilly
  • ISBN: 9780767906647
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • The hilarious sequel to Rick Reilly s beloved bestselling golf novel Missing LinksLife is going pretty well for Raymond Stick Hart He s happily married to the former Ponkaquogue Municipal Golf Club assistant pro, the beauteous Cajun firecracker Dannie, raising his rambunctious son, Charlie, and getting by writing smart mouthed greeting cards for fifty bucks a pop BestThe hilarious sequel to Rick Reilly s beloved bestselling golf novel Missing LinksLife is going pretty well for Raymond Stick Hart He s happily married to the former Ponkaquogue Municipal Golf Club assistant pro, the beauteous Cajun firecracker Dannie, raising his rambunctious son, Charlie, and getting by writing smart mouthed greeting cards for fifty bucks a pop Best of all, nothing has changed at Ponky, the worst golf course in America You still have to hook it past the toxic waste dump on No 1 and under the billboard on No 8, the fried egg sandwiches are terrible but cheap, and his pal Two Down is always up for a sucker bet.Then, one disaster of a day, Stick s world does a ten car pile up The cheapskate bastard owner of Ponky announces he s retiring to a nudist camp in Florida and selling the club to the Mayflower Club next door, a bastion of blue blood snobbery that plans to pave Ponky over Worse, its membership includes Stick s hated father Who promptly drops dead Just before Stick s pal Two Down loses 12,000 to a golf hustler who turns out to be funded by the Russian mob Which is about the same time that Hoover, Ponky s worst golfer and the owner of an impressive array of useless golf gadgets purchased with his wife s money, learns she ll cut him off if he doesn t break a hundred in one month Then a practical joke makes Dannie believe that Stick s been stepping out with the gorgeous new clubhouse girl, the eye popping Kelly, and he s soon living on the forty year old couch in the Ponky clubhouse Luckily, Stick has a solution to all his problems He ll qualify for the British Open.

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    1. This is yet another preposterously funny golf novel by Rick Reilly. The protagonist Raymond ”Stick” Hart and his dysfunctional group of friends Two Down, Thud, Crowbar and Hoover return and these weird characters blend into an equally weird plot. Stick is a plus handicap golfer who has been urged most of his life to join the tour by his overbearing father. Stick has no interest in the big show, preferring to hang out and play with his buddies at Ponky, the worst golf course in America. Stick [...]


    2. Apparently, Reilly was inspired to write hits after a trip to a golf course of the same name in the book and the weird characters he met there. I don't care much for golf -- "A good walk, spoiled," is Mark Twain's famous line -- but this book is laugh out loud funny filled with the most bizarre characters. There is the guy who always keeps a coat hangar in his glove compartment in case he locks his keys in the car. When asked how he gets the hangar out if his keys are locked in the car, the answ [...]


    3. This book is funny, I think it would be even funnier to me, if I had any clue about Golf, I do not, and therefore, a lot was lost to me. A bunch of friends who are totally goof-balls and jokers, hang out at a golf course, they lie a lot, and make bets, and are kind of a lovable bunch of losers. This is their story of how they want to buy the golf course, before it is turned into the parking lot for the swanky course next door. Which means, one chap has to go to Scotland to win some money, only t [...]


    4. With "Faster than Oprah on a water slide" and other one-liners, Reilly will at least force you to turn the pages in hopes of something similar. For the golfer in you, learning shots like the "Calista Flockhart - thin but still pretty," the "Lorena Bobbitt - wicked slice," and the "Michael Moore - a shot fat and left," makes the novel worth a few hours of your time. All told, 'Shanks' falls a club short of Reilly's 'Missing Links' due to some contrived bits of plot; however, the characters - Two [...]


    5. Bestselling author Rick Reilly, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, has been voted National Sportswriter of the Year ten times. Reilly discusses, rants and reads from his new book Shanks for Nothing, the hilarious sequel to his beloved golf novel, Missing Links.We met Rick Reilly when he visited the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver. You can listen to him talk about Shanks for Nothing: A Novel here:authorsontourlive/?p=70


    6. I am not a fan of Sports Illustrated or Sports Center or any kind of sports telecasts, commentary, etc. However, I am a lover of golf, and a teacher friend recommended this book. Surprisingly, I could not put it down. It is funny and clever and warm, and if Ricky Reilly can write an arrogant prankster jock that this 35-year-old mother of two can root for, I'm sure that any sports' fan will gobble it up.


    7. A decent, but far-fetched, sequel to Missing Links follows the protagonist as he tries to save his favorite golf course from becoming a parking lot and his wife from tossing him on his ear by doing the only sensible thing: qualifying for the British Open. It's an enjoyable ride despite the fact it is completely implausible and many of the jokes are recycled from the first book.


    8. HILARIOUS! I loved it! A bunch of losers playing golf at a crappy course. They are such losers, in fact, that you can't help but pull for them and embrace the full extent of their duffer-dom. It is written by Rick Reilly, long-time Sports Illustrated columnist.


    9. I enjoyed this book. It was kind of like reading a Tim Dorsey book set on a golf course (maybe just a little slower than a Dorsey book). It made me laugh and had enough action to keep the pace going.


    10. FUNNY!!!! Not a surprise from Rick Reilly. Twists and turns from his golfing friends lend interest and surprises. Start early in the day so you can finish before you're in bed; otherwise you read into the night.





    11. Not a golf fan by any means, but I was drawn by the humor. Fun, improbable storyline just what I was hoping for!



    12. Amy read it and laughed out loud a few times. She couldn't tell me if it was any good, though. Maybe a quick, easy, and forgettable story.


    13. This is the follow up to Missing Links and Rick Reilly does not disappoint. Back are the same colorful characters as well as some new ones to keep it fresh. I am loving it. Five stars so far.


    14. A quick, entertaining read. While the author does a good job of back filling the storyline, I recommend reading the first book, Missing Links, before this one.


    15. Shanks for Nothing, the sequel to Missing Links, was outstanding. The humor and twists in this book make it a very compelling sequel.





    16. I honestly laughed out loud at several points in this book. Aimed at males and golfers, this book is a bit more crude than I had anticipated. Still a funny book.








    17. If you are a golf fan this book is a MUST read! The follow up to "Missing Links" is another hilarious book by Rick Reilly that I cannot recommend enough.


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