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>Gary Paulsen, Author of Hatchet, Dead at 82

>Author Gary Paulsen, best known for writing young adult fiction novels such as Hatchet, The River, and Woodsong, has died this morning at the age of 82, Publishers Weekly confirmed in a tweet. Paulsen was the author to over 200 books that explore adventure and survival in the wilderness. He competed in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1983 and wrote two memoirs, Woodsong and Winterdance, on his sled dog racing experience, the latter being the inspiration for the 2002 film Snow Dogs.

>Fans of Paulsen turned to Twitter to pay tribute to the adventurous author. Dogsledder and author Blair Braverman “fell in love with mushing through Gary Paulsen’s stories about his sled dogs.” Jarrett J. Krosoczka, the author of the Lunch Lady series, recalled his interview with Paulsen earlier this year as “an honor of a lifetime.” Paulsen’s last book, How To Train Your Dad, was published in September of 2021 by Pan Macmillian publishers.

https://www.vulture.com/2021/10/gary-paulsen-author-of-hatchet-dead-at-82.html
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>>19223888
mods sticky this NOW?
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>>19223888
aw fug.
Rest in Peace, dear sir.
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>>19223888
>the latter being the inspiration for the 2002 film Snow Dogs.

how embarrassing
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>>19223888
Oof :(
I loved Hatchet as a kid, and I read his book "Guts" too. It was about his real-life experiences out in the wilderness.
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>>19223972
IRL they don't as black are scared of most things including dogs, water, fireworks, etc.
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>>19223972
>Blacks
IIRC he's an eskimo.
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RIP Gary Paulsen, I enjoyed the Hatchet and a few other books of his when I was a kid. He seemed to have good values and was probably a good man.
>>19223960
Wtf is going on with this dog?
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>>19223888
Fuck Hatchet and fuck Call of the Wild, books that tried very hard to make me hate reading as a kid.
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>>19223888
RIP

He ran the Iditarod again when I was in elementary school, early 00s. I had a teacher from Alaska so we did a class activity where we bet on a racer and the student who selected the winner won a prize. Paulson dropped out near the beginning but I was still happy I got to choose him. Big inspiration, a good writer for kids.
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>>19224065
Sounds like you just hate being outside.
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Haven't read this since middle school, but now it got me thinking of what I remember from it. Is there a definable point at which something stops being "be self-reliant and stoic" and starts being "muh bootstraps" boomer moralizing?
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>>19224117
You really have no clue what you are talking about. Self reliance in Hatchet is not the meme sort, it is the 80s coming of age sort.
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>>19223888
I only ever read Hatchet in 5th grade, but I remember it was the only time my friends and I could all bond over shared interest in a book (only one of my friends today reads anything sadly).
RIP
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I hated this book when I read it in Grade 4. I spit on Paulsen's grave.

nah jk
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>>19224065
Sounds like you were bound to be filtered by any book you came across.
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RIP. He got me into reading as a kid. I think Hatchet was the first book I really really read and couldn't put down. Ended up reading two of the sequels/quasi-sequels. I'll always remember how they made me feel, and I can't imagine how much those experiences shaped me and became part of me. Thanks Gary, I hope wherever you are, the improvised gated fish pond traps spawn infinite fish (who somehow don't mind being eaten since it's heaven).
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>>19224065
Aw I'm sorry to hear that. Which video games did you play instead, little buddy?
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>>19223888
>Randomly think of Hatchet and search it up on Google
>Paulsen reported dead
>Noway.jpg
>Go on /lit/ to see if there's a thread
>There is one

I thought it was a hallucination, but it turned out to be true. RIP.
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>>19224471
You should follow up on this synchronicity by reading something by him or revisiting him somehow and see if anything else happens. Maybe it's a sign.
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Hachet was so based
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I read Hatchet when I was 10, and I can still picture the lake the kid lives on. How it's stuck with me all this time... I hope Mr. Paulson found peace. God rest his soul.
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>>19223888
Holy shit seriously? Man I read this in my Year 5/6 class

F
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>>19224510
>>19224484
*throws up poison berries*
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>>19224436
They are literally bad books written for children. You are retarded
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>>19224627
>t. had no childhood
I feel for you, anon.
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>>19223888
rip
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>>19224627
Bro I read all of Gary Paulson all of Will Hobbes all of Lois LAmour and yes I do own 7 guns and a kayak. The only reason not to love western romanticism is if you live on the east coast in a hive or in yurop in a hive.
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>>19223952
Dilate
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>>19223952
His book The Car was about a homosexual vietnam vet hanging out with a teenage runaway boy and traveling across america in a cobra kit car. His message in it was gay guys can still be masculine and not be pedophile faggots.
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>>19223888
>the latter being the inspiration for the 2002 film Snow Dogs.
Lmao.
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F
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>>19223952
Anyone who genuinely holds a position like this, but doesn't agree with my work to reverse sexual size dimorphism in humans, is a hypocrite.
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>>19225420
I thought it was a Bearcat.
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>>19223888
Ah fuck this shit. First Beverly Cleary dies in March, then Gary Paulsen dies. I remember reading Hatchet when I was in school, it was one of my favorite books next to Socks, RIP
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>>19225990
Are you the amazon monster girls and smol men poster?
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>>19226045
Yes
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>>19226055
Basado
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>>19226008
You could be right
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>>19224043
>IIRC he's an eskimo.
>cuba gooding jr is an ethnic eskimo
uh huh
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>>19226180
Cuba Gooding Jr. would be a fine eskimo, nigger.
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Hatchet was great.
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>>19223960
5 now dog 5! 5 now dog 5!
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Rip
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>>19224571
Cmon anon we know they are called gut cherries
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RIP. It is unacceptable that this hasn't been stickied yet.
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>>19223888
RIP, I had picked up Hatchet in 4th grade, when the school library was giving away some older copies of books, and I loved it.
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One of my favorite Paulsen books was The Rifle. I've been meaning to go back and read more of his stuff as an adult. Guess I should now.

>>19226008
It was. Ugly as kit car. As a kid (pre internet) when I read it I pictured it as a Caterham/Lotus 7 kit but then as an adult I LOLed finding out what a Bearcat was.
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>>19226016
>Socks
Unfathomably based
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RIP, legitimately enjoyed every one of his books
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>>19225362
Go hike Shenandoah you ignorant worst coast mutt. Wait, actually don't, I don't want to chance a glimpse of such uncultured swine on my mountains
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>>19227308
Shenandoah is mostly hilly, but sure how it's qualified as mountainous.
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>>19223952
Nice b8
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>>19223960
All these dogs are dead now :(
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>>19225362
Based. Coasties on suicide watch
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>>19224062
the dog is happy, nigger. I mean, look at that dog. Happier than all hell. Probably had a nice heaping bowl of Alpo with marrow.
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Rest In Peace. He wrote a good book. Loved reading it as a kid. It made me think about nature, what humans really are. Felt so badass once he finally got the gun and just lived on ezmode.
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>>19223888
RIP bro, I read some of your books as a young lad and enjoyed them.
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>>19228592
He's dead, not the OP.
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Transal Saga was his most memorable book for me. i dont remember anything about Hatchet anymore.
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>>19224471
>randomly think of x
>go on /lit/
>thread on /lit/ precisely about x on front page
I have no doubts regarding the existence of a collective unconscious, and my present initiation into whatever cia-spawned hive-mind-hell we are all plugged into
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>>19223888
F
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>>19223888
Bros this book was my first Ted pill. I am a handy man manly man nowadays thanks to this book as a kid despite being raised by rich parents.
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RIP
Read Hatchet as a kid. Only chapter book my son ever let me read to him to completion. Thanks for the memories.
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>>19225420
>gay guys can still be masculine and not be pedophile faggots.
wait really?? is this true?
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>>19223952
Excellent bait
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>>19229210
No its not.
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>>19223888
read Hatchet in middle school. wouldn't really say i liked it, but i finished it and remember it and that's more than i can say for a lot of books i was supposed to read in school. RIP
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>>19223952
nice BAIT!!!!!!!!!!
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>>19223888
Rest in peace. Honestly speaking gary probably had a better life than I've had and will have but I still wish him well.
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>>19225990
Wait what are you on about? You have an idea as to how to make it so woman are on average larger/taller than men?
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>>19223888
His book, hatchet, got me into reading.
May he rest well.
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>>19229383
I know how to make it such that men are ~4 feet tall without having dwarfism (they'd be proportional, athletic, quick/fast and cute) and women are 6'5"+, strong, beautiful and thicc. I know which genes to modify in the germline so that all future humans would be born this way. There are a few things left that I need to find but I'm almost done.
I post on /sci/ when I talk about the actual genes and such. I am designing a race of humans that express female biased sexual size dimorphism, because in the modern world it is better for women to be big and men to be small.
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>>19223960
uh... made for...
wait.
quinessential snow bunny?
No, no...
You just know?
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>>19228095
I think about that whenever I see animals in media. hell I think about it when I see them in real life. a ladybug landed on my shirt the other. it's probably dead now. I hope that it felt my love for it in some sense or way
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>>19223888
Holy shit thats so weird... I was looking for an EPUB of his autobiography literally yesterday and couldn't find it. Then he fucking dies. Well then...
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>>19229470
Sounds hot, I'm all for it
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Weird, I was just jacking off onto my copy of this when I came to /lit/ and saw he died
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>>19229539
Let's not talk about this anymore in this thread, it's not appropriate. I post around this board and /sci/ pretty frequently if you want to find me sometime in the future I'm not going to post anymore itt
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>>19223888
Trips for hatchet RIP scribbles
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sticky?
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I read this in 6th grade faggot mods won't sticky go fuck yourself
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His name was gary paulsen
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>>19223888
ah rip gary
this just made me remember white fox chronicles which I picked up on a whim back in school after noticing he wrote it since I had already read hatchet by that point, a fun read, weird too since I didn't expect a sci fi book from him
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>>19226124
>>19231258
His name was Gary Paulsen.



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