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Garrison Keillor - which book first? by finnguy on 29 October 2003 10:01am
 
(Like many topics in the Chatter Box, this may have been covered before. If so, then I apologise for the repetition, I apologise for the repetition, I apologise for the repetition.)

I am interested in getting into the works of Garrison Keillor. (If he's good enough for Mr. Palin, then he's good enough for me.) The question is, which book should I read first? According to its website, Helsinki City Library has the following Keillor books (in english):

Cat, you better come home
Lake Wobegon Days
Lake Wobegon Summer 1956
Leaving Home
A Radio Romance
The Sandy Bottom orchestra
We Are Still Married
Wobegon boy

Which of these would be a good introduction to his work? Does it even matter? Any advice would be gratefully received.

Thanks,
Finnguy
 
Re: Garrison Keillor - which book first? by Helen on 29 October 2003 4:45pm
 
Read any and all- start anywhere, you can't go wrong. I started withLake Wobegon Days and then WLT: A Radio Romance... that worked for me. I am now hopelessly hooked.
ENJOY!
:)
Helen
 
Re: Garrison Keillor - which book first? by finnguy on 30 October 2003 8:23am
 
Hi Helen!

Thanks for the advice. Last night I went online and ordered 'Lake Wobegon Days', simply because that was the title which appealed to me most. I'll let you know how I get on...

Finnguy
 
Re: Garrison Keillor - which book first? by Helen on 2 November 2003 5:02pm
 
I just got his new one,"Love Me." So far, it is brilliant.
Boy oh boy the guy can really tell a story. I have laughed out loud quite few times already, and I am only 25 pages into it...
Helen

PS finnguy, where are you from? I know Garrison makes appearances from time to time.. I saw him this summer.. It's quite an experience to SEE him as he tells a story...See him if you get the opportunity.
Yup. My heroes ARE 60 year old men.
:)
 



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