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Wallace Tripp's Wurst Seller
by Wallace Tripp | Humor
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/10/2013
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by GoryDetails): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, January 10, 2013

9 out of 10

I've adored local artist Wallace Tripp's cartoon style for many years - in fact, my bookshelf image is from one of his greeting-card-and-mug designs - so when I found this slightly-battered but still readable softcover at the local Savers thrift shop I pounced on it. (As you can probably tell from the title, Tripp's into puns, visual as well as textual!)

This copy's actually inscribed by the author, "Best wishes, to Rachel, from Wally Tripp" - cool!

Tripp's work often features anthropomorphized animals, and he actually adds a "take that" to himself at the end of the book; the end flyleaf has a small image of a mouse sitting in a chair, holding one foot while snarling "Gad, my feet hurt. How I hate anthropomorphism." Hee! Other examples include historical characters drawn as rabbits, such as Darius the Meaty and (my favorite) Atilla the Bun (an oriental-looking rabbit in armor, carrying a sword in one hand and a rabbit-victim's head in the other!).

There are full-page illustrations, some black-and-white, some in color, and lots of smaller images; some are in the form of comic strips, others stand-alone, nearly all punny - and some breathtakingly beautiful. Recommended! 


Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, September 13, 2013

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I'm offering this for a bookring; see the forum thread here to sign up.

The book is a slim (50-page) 8"x9.5" softcover that weighs about 6 ounces, something to keep in mind when estimating postage costs. I'm willing to make it an international ring if I get enough participants who can mail internationally and cover all the necessary hops. [US participants can get postage estimates at the USPS site here. Note that the book's slim enough to fit in an envelope, and the "envelope" options may offer cheaper postage than the "package" options.]

My typical bookring instructions follow:

When you receive the book, please journal it, and PM the next person in line for their address so you'll have it ready when you've finished the book. Note: even if you've sent books to that person before, please PM them before mailing this one, to confirm that the address is correct and that they're able to take on a bookring book at this time.

Try and read the book promptly - ideally, within a month of receiving it. (If you expect to take longer, you can request to be put at the end of the list. If you find you're swamped with other books when the person before you contacts you about the book, you can ask to be skipped, and then let me know whether you'd like to be moved down the list or dropped entirely. If you receive the book and find it's taking longer than you'd planned to get through it, I'd appreciate an update in its journal entries or on your profile, just to let me and the other participants know you haven't forgotten it.)

When you're ready to pass the book along, please add your comments about the book and indicate where you're sending it, either through a journal entry or through the controlled-release-note option with your own country/state/city as the location. If you find that you're having problems contacting the next person in line, or don't think you can manage to mail the book as originally agreed, please let me know; I'll be glad to try to work something out.

Participants so far:

NMReader [VA]
Megi53 [VA]
jare [FL]
rureading [Canada]
minesayn [OH]
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and back to GoryDetails [NH] 


Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, September 20, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (9/20/2013 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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This book's on its way to BCer NMreader in Virginia, to kick off the bookring. Enjoy!  


Journal Entry 4 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Thursday, September 26, 2013

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This was on my desk when I returned to the office today. I am looking forward to reading.

Thanks for including me 


Journal Entry 5 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (10/1/2013 UTC) at Herndon, Virginia USA

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I dropped this at the Post Office on my way home from work.

Tracking Number: 9114901159815560104361 


Journal Entry 6 by Megi53 at Danville, Virginia USA on Friday, October 04, 2013

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I received this in a snazzy red envelope yesterday. I've already perused the greater portion of it, and enjoyed the brilliant artwork and original puns: "True Nym", indeed!

 


Journal Entry 7 by Megi53 at Danville, Virginia USA on Thursday, October 10, 2013

9 out of 10

The art and humor was so varied in this book! I loved most of it (notable exceptions being the Super Baby, the Leg man, and Mark Twain's mustache).

For beauty, not much could surpass the exquisite Russet Lady.

For hilarity, an aristocratic cat wins the prize with his pretentious description of a wine. His little friend, who chimed in with "Quite so, Hockney" and elaborated further, was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

So grateful and glad I got to read this! I've actually read it twice, and now have jare's address, so I plan to mail it tomorrow at lunchtime. 


Journal Entry 8 by Megi53 at Danville, Virginia USA on Friday, October 11, 2013

9 out of 10

Uhm, it seems the creature kissing up to Hockney in the wine cartoon isn't a cat after all -- just an unidentifiable mammal of the sort that gets into your garden if you don't use hardware cloth and row covers.

I was also unable to identify two endearing mammals on the back cover -- just below the center of the page; white fur with long snouts.

Forgot to mention that the painting of The Sentinels was lovely. Forgot to mention that the bodybuilding takeoff where the coupon read "Yes, Dyook, I am tired of being pushed around" was uproarious.

And how could I possibly have forgotten to mention "Little Bunny Wuffy and Tee Wee" in my previous journal entry? The best part was when the maniacally upbeat rabbit tried to cheer up a crow. As Wuffy hopped away in the next panel, the crow's head drooped even lower and he looked even more dejected. Brilliant!

Mailed to jare during my lunch break. 


Journal Entry 9 by Megi53 at Danville, Virginia USA on Friday, October 11, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (10/11/2013 UTC) at Danville, Virginia USA

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Mailed to Tampa, FL for the next person on the bookring. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingjarewing at Tampa, Florida USA on Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Book arrived in Florida today. Looks great, will get to it this weekend! 


Journal Entry 11 by wingjarewing at Tampa, Florida USA on Sunday, November 17, 2013

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This book was just too much fun! Such an awesome cartoonist, and some great laughs to boot! I have contacted the next in line and will send off ASAP! 


Journal Entry 12 by wingjarewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 07, 2013

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Released 3 yrs ago (12/7/2013 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Book is on its way to rureading, sorry for the delay! 


Journal Entry 13 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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The book has arrived today. I will enjoy this book and send it on its way very soon.
 


Journal Entry 14 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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I enjoyed looking over the pages, spotting something new practically every time I read it. The coloured panels were attractive with the detailed images and clever puns (although I miss the pun in "Choir Practice" - the giant sitting on the church).

I think my favourites are the variously labelled sausage on the covers; Deli Llama and Hindenburger to name two, and the dancing pig with the wardrobe malfunction ("O, Beth, where is thy string?"). I think Shakespeare would approve.

Thank you GoryDetails for sharing this book.  


Journal Entry 15 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (6/25/2014 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Sent this to minesayn today by Canada Post Air Mail. 


Journal Entry 16 by wingminesaynwing at Huron, Ohio USA on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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Received in the post today, thanks to rureading! Plus a few little goodies (postcards, bc supplies, etc). Will read and enjoy all the puns (no PUNishment for me!) 


Journal Entry 17 by wingminesaynwing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (7/8/2014 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

"No two persons ever read the same book."--Edmund Wilson

Sharing this book with the wider world--enjoy!
I have either registered it, or received it from another person who is willing to share it, too. Consider logging onto www.bookcrossing.com and letting us know where it is been and where it is going next. It can be done anonymously or join the site as a member.
Returning this book to its original owner. Being sent via media mail along with another book I hope you may enjoy. Thanks for allowing me to participate in your ring.  


Journal Entry 18 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, July 12, 2014

9 out of 10

The book arrived home safely on this hot summer day; many thanks to all who participated, and I'm glad you enjoyed this delightfully quirky book! (Special thanks to minesayn, who returned it along with a surprise copy of Troublemaker and a suitable-for-GoryDetails postcard of the 1913 Ohio flood!)

I plan to re-read this, and then hang onto it for a while, but it may find itself in the wild one of these days... 


Journal Entry 19 by wingGoryDetailswing at rest area - Rte. 93 (see release notes for details) in Hooksett, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (2/24/2015 UTC) at rest area - Rte. 93 (see release notes for details) in Hooksett, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book on top of an ATM machine inside the southbound rest-stop/welcome center at around 1:30 or so; hope the finder enjoys the book!

*** Released as part of the 2015 Wine+Food+BXing release challenge. ***  


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