The Joining of Dingo Radish

by Rob Harasymchuk | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1894283554 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPooker3wing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 10/3/2009
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingPooker3wing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, October 03, 2009
A 1st book by a Canadian (Saskatchewan) author. I found it at the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church used book sale.

Journal Entry 2 by wingPooker3wing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, February 27, 2010
Dingo Radish (born Dingonaslav Marion Radashonovich. What were his parents thinking and how'd you like to have to know how to spell and print that name in kindergarten!)becomes head of the household when his alcoholic, depressed parents are killed in a car crash). He's just eighteen years old. His younger sister, Marty (Martaynia) is known in their small town in Saskatchewan as the town bicycle and his younger brother, Pitch (Pitchenau) is the town retard.

Dingo is determined to look after his family and knows the only way they can be happy is if he can get them out of Bennington Falls. He forms a partnership with Garland Nazaram, his crooked employer at the local farming supply and feed mill. Dingo steals herbicide from various local depots and Garland sells it and they split their profit. Dingo socks his share away to form the family's moving nest egg. However he begins to realize that it's going to take a lot longer than he thought and, as police start investigating, he has to go farther farther afield and, importantly, the more often he pulls his heists, the more likely it is that he'll be caught. He also wants to go straight so that his family, especially his young brother Pitch, can be proud of him. So he decides to pull one last big job. Suffice it to say he gets in way over his head. His big job turns into one incredibly intriguing and dangerous adventure - not only for him but his siblings too. His target has more at stake than a truckload of herbicide.

Frankly, I didn't expect to enjoy this story as much as I did and I really enjoyed it. The drama was, perhaps, more than a little far-fetched and the carnage (people get killed all over the place) more than I normally can stomach but that didn't stop me from being drawn right in to the story that was fast-paced and exciting. Dingo, despite being a thief and conman, was a down-right likable fellow, and you wanted him to succeed for his family's sake because you liked them too.

If I'd had the time, I probably would have finished this book off in one sitting, it was that unputdownable.

Journal Entry 3 by wingPooker3wing at York Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, March 13, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (3/13/2010 UTC) at York Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada



on the parking paystation across from the Convention Centre.

This would be a great read to taking RVing! (The RV show is currently on at the Convention Centre). But, I hope whoever does find this book enjoys it as much as I did.

Journal Entry 4 by traillady on Saturday, March 13, 2010
My husband found the book for me and it was such a great find. I will be sure and keep it going!

Journal Entry 5 by traillady on Tuesday, March 16, 2010
This book should be read in a single sitting if possible, as the story races along in a way that doesn't want to let you stop. If you take too long to examine the plot, you might start thinking, so don't. This Dingo meets some pretty bad dudes in his career as a criminal. Enjoyed the read a lot. I hope everyone who finds the book keeps it going.

Journal Entry 6 by traillady at Penticton, -- Airports & Planes -- Canada on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (3/17/2010 UTC) at Penticton, -- Airports & Planes -- Canada



I am sending this book off on an airplane tomorrow with my girlfriend. Great travelling book.

Journal Entry 7 by KathrynSimpson from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Sunday, March 21, 2010
My friend gave me this book at the Winnipeg Int'l. airport on Mar 17th. It travelled with me to Penticton B.C. I didn't have a chance to read it until I was heading home though. I was hooked in the first few pages. Rob Harasymchuk is a wordsmith extrodinaire. For me, he can paint vivid pictures and set a mood with just a few well chosed words. I was constantly surprised and amused by his sometimes off the wall comments. I read this book in one sitting from Kelowna to Winnipeg and it was a great travel companion.

Journal Entry 8 by KathrynSimpson at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Sunday, March 21, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (3/21/2010 UTC) at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada



It was my intention to release this book into the wilds of Calgary Alberta airport but I instead had to race to my connecting flight. Instead, I passed it on to a random traveller in the Winnipeg airport upon my return. I hope he enjoys it as much as I did.

Journal Entry 9 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Steinbach, Manitoba Canada on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
This book turned up at a local thrift shop. I haven't read it.
Looks like no one has entered into the journal since 2010, but it seems to be staying in Manitoba.
I plan to release it into a local "Little Library" on a residential street. I might put a note into the book that whoever picks it up ought to enter into the journal, maybe even some sort of sticky note so it stays with the book. Then maybe the book will be entered from now on.

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