The long awaited fourth and final Spud book ‘Spud: Exit Pursued by a bear’ is released nationwide this Saturday (4 August 2012). Knysna is expecting its arrival as well and Bargain Books in the Knysna Mall confirmed that they will have it in stock! Author John van de Ruit will be touring nationwide for the book’s launch, but it doesn’t look like the Garden Route is included.
The first few words of the book were also revealed:
’09:15 I was woken by…’
About the book:
Spud – Exit, Pursued by a Bear chronicles Spud’s last year as a schoolboy in his 1993 Matric year. Armed with a prefects’ tie and a raging libido, Spud soon discovers that being a large(ish) fish in a small pond has its fair share of challenges. He finds himself embroiled in fighting for his own room, directing a house play where both lead actors refuse to learn their lines, and assisting in Vern Blackadder’s dramatic return from the dead with nothing more than a drip cord and a pair of oven gloves.
Amidst mounting pressure in the classroom and on the cricket field, Spud prepares to face down the most feared and dreaded challenge of them all – finding a date for the Matric dance. In this hilarious final instalment of the Spud series John Van de Ruit’s Exit – Pursued by a Bear brings to a close his savagely funny blow by blow account of the agonies of growing up. The embarrassments, the thrills, the defeats, and the sheer -absurdity of daily life are wittily recorded in Spud’s unique voice as he prepares to make his own exit, pursued by a bear.
We can’t wait!