Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780446676991

The Putt at the End of the World

Abbott, Lee K.; Barry, Dave; Bausch, Richard; Crumley, James; Hall, James W.; Hoag, Tami; O'Brien, Tim; Pearson, Ridley; Standiford, Les Author

9780446676991: The Putt at the End of the World

The richest man in the world invites a trio of mediocre golfers to play at a secret course in Scotland. The result of their efforts will somehow affect the fate of the world. Can golf save the world?

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

There's a great tradition of golf fiction, stretching from P.G. Wodehouse's Edwardian follies to John Updike's narrative birdies and chip shots. The Putt at the End of the World is a worthy addition to the canon, in spite of the fact (or because of the fact) that it's a team effort. Nine authors, including such worthies as Dave Barry, Tami Hoag, Tim O'Brien, Lee K. Abbott, and Les Standiford, have contributed chapters to this farcical thriller. The premise, which is less wacky than it initially seems, involves a software tycoon named Phillip Bates, who's built a deluxe golf course north of Edinburgh. To kick things off he convenes a celebrity invitational, and draws not only a clutch of world-class hackers but several terrorists, counterterrorists, and what appear to be counter-counterterrorists. Clearly there's more at stake here than a mere 18 holes.

Slapped together by one author after another, the crazy plot is surprisingly consistent. Yet the contributors have made no effort to disguise their individual styles, which range from Barry's potty-mouthed slapstick to Richard Bausch's tonier stuff to James Crumley's pulp fiction. Indeed, this shift in tone is one of the book's great pleasures. So is the sex and satire, if not necessarily in that order. Still, the ultimate reason to read The Putt at the End of the World is for its strange-but-true evocation of the game itself. Here's Tim O'Brien's take on a ball with a mind of its own:

For the first thirty feet, the old Titlist did not touch the earth, heading for orbit, engines roaring, but then suddenly the rain and wind and fog forced a scrubbed mission. Gravity reasserted itself. By pure chance--a miracle, some would call it--the ball dropped heavily onto the green, not five feet from the cup.... It caught a sidehill slope. It wobbled off line for a second, then straightened out and continued its erratic pilgrimage toward destiny.
Fictionally speaking, at least, that's what we call a hole in one. --William Davies

From AudioFile:

Nine well-known authors collaborated on this farcical adventure about celebrities and famous golfers who converge on a golf tournament threatened by eco-terrorists. Their contributions are divided by spoken chapter titles, but you literally can't tell the writers without a scorecard, which is provided on the box. The story was a disappointment after Naked Came the Manatee, a previous collaboration involving three of the same authors: Dave Barry, Les Standiford, and James W. Hall. At times, this work seems to be propelled by profanity, not character or plot. Jeff Woodman's narration is competent, giving the many characters broadly done voices heavy on the Scottish, French, or other accents. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Abbott, Lee K.; Barry, Dave; Bausch, Richard; Crumley, James; Hall, James W.; Hoag, Tami; O'Brien, Tim; Pearson, Ridley; Standiford, Les Author
Published by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 10: 0446676993 ISBN 13: 9780446676991
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grand Central Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0446676993. Bookseller Inventory # HGT7635EWPA120514H0205C

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Abbott, Lee K.; Barry, Dave; Bausch, Richard; Crumley, James; Hall, James W.; Hoag, Tami; O'Brien, Tim; Pearson, Ridley; Standiford, Les Author
Published by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 10: 0446676993 ISBN 13: 9780446676991
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Orion Tech
(Oak Ridge, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grand Central Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0446676993 . Bookseller Inventory # HGT1506ATAC121514H0258P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Abbott, Lee K.; Barry, Dave; Bausch, Richard; Crumley, James; Hall, James W.; Hoag, Tami; O'Brien, Tim; Pearson, Ridley; Standiford, Les Author
Published by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 10: 0446676993 ISBN 13: 9780446676991
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ExtremelyReliable
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grand Central Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0446676993

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Abbott, Lee K.; Barry, Dave; Bausch, Richard; Crumley, James; Hall, James W.; Hoag, Tami; O'Brien, Tim; Pearson, Ridley; Standiford, Les Author
ISBN 10: 0446676993 ISBN 13: 9780446676991
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97804466769911.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Abbott, Lee K.; Barry, Dave; Bausch, Richard; Crumley, James; Hall, James W.; Hoag, Tami; O'Brien, Tim; Pearson, Ridley; Standiford, Les Author
Published by Grand Central Publishing 01/03/2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0446676993 ISBN 13: 9780446676991
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grand Central Publishing 01/03/2015, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # IH-9780446676991

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Abbott, Lee K.; Barry, Dave; Bausch, Richard; Crumley, James; Hall, James W.; Hoag, Tami; O'Brien, Tim; Pearson, Ridley; Standiford, Les Author
Published by Little, Brown Company, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0446676993 ISBN 13: 9780446676991
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Company, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 222 x 141 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Alfonso Zamora is an aging Mexican senior tour player who has discovered he s going blind. Rita Shaugnessy is a lusty, hard-drinking, down-on-her-luck golfer on the women s pro tour. Billy Sprague is a country club pro with the most beautiful golf swing - except when there s money on the line. All three receive an invitation from Philip Bates, the richest man in the world and the founder of Macrodyne Software, to play in a mysterious golf tounament held on a never-before-seen course in Scotland. There the three will play in what will be the golf match of all time and upon whose results rests the fate of the world. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780446676991

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Abbott, Lee K.; Barry, Dave; Bausch, Richard; Crumley, James; Hall, James W.; Hoag, Tami; O'Brien, Tim; Pearson, Ridley; Standiford, Les Author
ISBN 10: 0446676993 ISBN 13: 9780446676991
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 1739020

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Abbott, Lee K.; Barry, Dave; Bausch, Richard; Crumley, James; Hall, James W.; Hoag, Tami; O'Brien, Tim; Pearson, Ridley; Standiford, Les Author
Published by Little, Brown Company, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0446676993 ISBN 13: 9780446676991
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Company, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 222 x 141 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Alfonso Zamora is an aging Mexican senior tour player who has discovered he s going blind. Rita Shaugnessy is a lusty, hard-drinking, down-on-her-luck golfer on the women s pro tour. Billy Sprague is a country club pro with the most beautiful golf swing - except when there s money on the line. All three receive an invitation from Philip Bates, the richest man in the world and the founder of Macrodyne Software, to play in a mysterious golf tounament held on a never-before-seen course in Scotland. There the three will play in what will be the golf match of all time and upon whose results rests the fate of the world. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780446676991

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Abbott, Lee K.; Barry, Dave; Bausch, Richard; Crumley, James; Hall, James W.; Hoag, Tami; O'Brien, Tim; Pearson, Ridley; Standiford, Les Author
Published by Grand Central Publishing 01/03/2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0446676993 ISBN 13: 9780446676991
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grand Central Publishing 01/03/2015, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780446676991

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.38
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Abbott, Lee K.; Barry, Dave; Bausch, Richard; Crumley, James; Hall, James W.; Hoag, Tami; O'Brien, Tim; Pearson, Ridley; Standiford, Les Author
Published by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 10: 0446676993 ISBN 13: 9780446676991
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grand Central Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 256 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.5in. x 0.7in.The richest man in the world invites a trio of mediocre golfers to play at a secret course in Scotland. The result of their efforts will somehow affect the fate of the world. Can golf save the world This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780446676991

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 1 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book