I don't care if 42 of these reviews are anonymous - take it from me this is an awe-inspiring book.
I have never fished, have no particular interest in fishing or indeed know anything about it, but there again this isn't really a book about fishing although it does have a lot of fishing content.
I said to my book club members, when we came to review this book, chosen by me, that I felt enriched for having read it... and I do. The characters are so brilliantly written, they practically jump out of the page at you. It is a non-stop, brilliantly written story about a man, Gus, needing to discover who he is. He has a great many adventures some of which had me crying with laughter.
This is a book like no other I have ever read and I'd be lying if I said it was an easy read, it's not, but persevere because it is a beautiful, witty book with an incredibly creative use of our wonderful language.