Fishing for meaning,
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This review is from: At the Loch of the Green Corrie (Paperback)
I discovered this book's existence completely by accident, when I was looking for the poem "Below the Green Corrie" by Norman MacCaig. It turned out that the author of this book had been a friend of the Scots poet, and that this book is an account of a promised fishing trip that MacCaig requested not long before his death. It is an engaging book, and for an account of a fishing trip it covers a lot of ground - it's autobiographical, it's a memoir of the poet and his friends, it's an essay on the landscape, history and geology of north-west Scotland, it's a tale of a journey of self-discovery in a way, or at least of coming to a kind of peace. And it tells the story of the catching of the fish. For any fans of Norman MacCaig, I'd highly recommend it as it gives detail to some of the people and places that often appeared in his poems. Even if you aren't a fan of the poet, it is a very good travelogue, serving to introduce the reader to his favourite part of Scotland.