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‘Snap Hook’ by John Corrigan

By: Dr. John Wagner


I have decided at my age to set up guidelines for book reviewing. If the author does not grab me with a plot or character involvement in 25 to 35 pages, then I am not going to read the book.

Many times I look for a plot to evolve and sometimes it never happens. So why waste my time on a bad read? I love to read and there are too many good books out there that merit my time.

Having said that, let me talk about “Snap Hook” by John Corrigan. I’m giving it a slice out of bounds. In the first 35 pages the plot is absurd and the characters totally unbelievable. As if a tour pro would hire a totally untrained young person to be his caddie for the summer. As if a guy could rip $24 million off the Russian mafia and get away with it. No thanks on this one.

‘Snap Hook’ by John Corrigan, University Press of New England, 2004, $19.95 (hardcover), ISBN-1-58465-332-9.

Dr. John Wagner has been a Seattle dentist for 37 years. He’s been published in several dental journals as well as had several articles appear in the turf magazine for Pacific Northwest golf course superintendents. John has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Washington Business School for several years and as a guest lecturer for several dental societies. Dr. Wagner is the co-designer (with Steve Shea of the Berger Partnership) of a golf course in Japan that cost over $120 million and was built by Wadsworth Golf Construction. He’s a Past President of the Washington State Golf Association and the current President of the Pacific Coast Golf Association. John is currently a Member of the USGA Green Section and a Director of the WSGA.