I read this short book after a week of stress at work, and I just couldn't stop either laughing, or marveling at what this guy comes up with. This is a must read for anybody who wants to rediscover what fishing is truly about, sheer fun, excitement and discovery. Oh, and if you plan to retire anytime soon, whether you're a fisherman or not, I think you'll find quite a few pearls of wisdom in there.
Mik Bennett has a very unique style, both very insightful and very amusing. In the small world of carp fishing, it is just so refreshing to see somebody who can think on his own, unencumbered by the 'common wisdom' promoted by decades of commercial carp literature. More importantly than just reaching a goal of catching a big carp, he has a lot of fun experimenting, while coming up with all sorts of fascinating contraptions in the process. As they say, it's the journey that counts, not the destination. And Mik shares his journey with us with great truculence, and takes us for a truly fun and enjoyable ride. I just can't wait to read the next installment!
PS. As I was writing this review, this suddenly reminded me of something I read years ago and will never forget... 'Casting at the sun' by Chris Yates. If you loved this classic of carp fishing, then you will truly appreciate Mik's book.