Dead Solid Perfect

Dead Solid Perfect

by Dan Jenkins

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Overview

The legendary golf novel, rereleased in a special edition with a new foreword by the author.

Don Imus said it best: "Dan Jenkins is a comic genius." And nowhere is that genius more evident than in Dead Solid Perfect, his uproarious 1974 novel about life on the PGA Tour. To some, Kenny Lee Puckett, the star of Jenkins's ribald saga, is a more important figure in the history of golf than Bobby Jones himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385498852
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/18/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 229,506
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Dan Jenkins is the author of several novels and nonfiction books, including Rude Behavior, Semi-Tough, and Fairways and Greens. He is the sponsor of his own charity golf tournament, The Dan Jenkins Goat Hills Partnership, which attracts players from around the world. His column in Golf Digest remains its most popular feature. Jenkins divides his time between Fort Worth, Texas, and New York City.

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Dead Solid Perfect 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
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cabridges on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Big fan of Dan Jenkins. Loved Semi-Tough and Life It's Ownself. But this fell surprisingly flat for me, seeming like an outline for a great book more than an actual book. It didn't have the detail, the rich descriptions, the hilarious characters or the tone of his earlier works. I never really liked Kenny Lee Puckett, the hero of the book, or saw much reason to root for him. And while I'm not a sports fan, his football books brought across the passion for the game in a way I could understand, but I didn't get any love of golf out of this. Just commentary on tournaments and players.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, it really shows its age.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A hugh plus for this book is, you definitely do not have to love golf to like it. I have read quite a few golf novels, and this one probably revolves the least around golf (serving only as a back drop). However, a serious draw back is the lack of many rounded or even likeable characters (one character almost commits rape!). Thus, this should definitely be classified as a DARK-comedy.