Catch and Release

Catch and Release

Trout Fishing and the Meaning of Life

Book - 2004
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"... blend of memoir, travelogue, and reflection on the deep truths of angling is framed around an annual fishing trip that Mark Kingwell and his father and two brothers take each year to British Columbia"--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2004, c2003
Characteristics: xiii, 242 p. ; 20 cm
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 0670033340
Call Number: 799.1757 KINGWELL


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Apr 21, 2014

A question mark hovers over the autobiography written before, say, the age of forty. Maybe the same sort of suspicion should exist when someone writes, about fly fishing before the ink is dry on their first license. But then again, what if it was a really good book? We will have to wait to test that out - this is an awful book.

What's it about? Fishing, life, philosophy? Who cares, my brain hurts hearing his Philosophy 101 approach molded to a new subject. That's Kingwell's gift, he's the talking head they call, in Canada, when a news subject requires some tedious philosophical pandering. Yes, you will find this all immensely edifying - if this is the first book you have ever picked up.

For someone who is looking for some philosophy and fishing, consider Fishing and Thinking by A.A. Luce. A little old fashioned, Fishing and Thinking is nonetheless worth the time


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