Philo Gubb: Correspondence-School Detective

Philo Gubb: Correspondence-School Detective By Ellis Parker Butler, Philo Gubb Correspondence School Detective A hilarious parody of the detective genre Gubb emulates Sherlock Holmes and maintains an office for his two occupations correspondence school detective and wallpaper hanger One of the first and best d
  • Title: Philo Gubb: Correspondence-School Detective
  • Author: Ellis Parker Butler
  • ISBN: 9781410106155
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • Philo Gubb: Correspondence-School Detective By Ellis Parker Butler, A hilarious parody of the detective genre Gubb emulates Sherlock Holmes and maintains an office for his two occupations correspondence school detective and wallpaper hanger One of the first and best detective parodies Detecktating is my aim and my profession Thus speaks Philo Gubb in this classic volume of criminally silly comic exploits with irresistible period iA hilarious parody of the detective genre Gubb emulates Sherlock Holmes and maintains an office for his two occupations correspondence school detective and wallpaper hanger One of the first and best detective parodies Detecktating is my aim and my profession Thus speaks Philo Gubb in this classic volume of criminally silly comic exploits with irresistible period illustrations by Rea Irvin Philo Gubb Correspondence School Detective was picked by none other than Ellery Queen Queen s Quorum 61 as one of the most important detective books ever written Ellis Parker Butler 1869 1937 was a native of Muscatine, Iowa Dropping out of high school to help support the family he worked in a number of jobs including ones in a spice mill, an oatmeal mill, a china store, and a wholesale grocery Moving to New York City in 1896, he began writing for trade magazines such as the Tailor s Review, the Wall Paper News, and The Decorative Furnisher In 1905, his humorous short story, Pigs is Pigs appeared in the American Magazine, and the following year it was published in book form Its phenomenal success allowed Butler to give up editing trade papers and turn to full time authorship.
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    1. This is a moderately amusing book most of the way through I wouldn t say it s wildly funny, but it held my interest Much of the humor is low key and rather dated The book was originally published in 1913 I read the Project Gutenberg EPUB version, based on a 1918 reprint Some of the humor, as common for the period, relies on racial and socio economic stereotypes that are, at best, questionable these days, so that might be a consideration for many people when reading it in 2014 The book doesn t st [...]


    2. I really enjoyed this book.It took me quite a long time to read it, but it was almost a series of short stories and you could pick it up, read a chapter for 10 minutes and put it down, each chapter was a case.Another thing I experienced while reading this that I hadn t before is after the first couple of chapters I was enjoying it so much and I went on to check what everyone else thought When I saw that ALL the reviews on here were negative it slowed me down I had been excited by this find and g [...]


    3. I read this aloud to my kids, and I d have given it up after the first couple chapters if they hadn t been enjoying it, but they were They enjoyed it ironically, but, being teens, they like doing that Some of the stories were just weird, others were very moderately amusing The style of the humor, and also a few rather appalling examples of racism, are typical of the period the stories were written in the early 1900 s , but Philo Gubb reminded us of a slightly deflated Sponge Bob He is well meani [...]


    4. Philo Gubb is a deteckative who learns his craft through a correspondence school The man gets involved in little cases and is not very respected by the law enforcement or others in town He is laughed at a lot he tends to dress in outlandish disguises and is pretty gullible Amazingly, he solves many puzzles and even catches some real thieves and other criminals usually by some mistake or turn of circumstance that puts the criminals in his lap The author tells the stories with her tongue in cheek [...]


    5. A rather amusing tale of one Philo Gubb, a person for whom the phase dumb luck would be invented He s not too smart, but he is very lucky As the book begins, Gubb is just finishing his course through the Rising Sun Correspondence School of Detecting in Twelve Lessons Each chapter is a different case in which Gubb solves some misdeed, mostly by con men it seems All the while being taken by a con man he thinks is the father of his true love Sometimes he seems to have what it takes, other times he [...]


    6. I gave this book up after the second chapter Imagine Forrest Gump as a detective, but without the folksy wisdom Imagine a comedic bit being played over and over and over Then add a bit of racism, and then some fetishization of a woman of non conventional shape, and it all becomes a bit too wearysome Available through Internet Archive free e book and Librivox free audio.This review was first posted on book coasters




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