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4.3 out of 5 stars

on 27 July 2014
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on 16 February 2000
This book is a hybrid. Part biography, part celebration of fishing, part protest at the massacre of the world's fishing stocks by the commercial fishing industry, part treatise on ways of seeing. As eclectic as any of Hughes's other books, it is infused with the same decorative style and enviable ability to turn a phrase and catch the light. I thought the best parts were those that described the requirements for close observation and contemplation while fishing and their relevance to other parts of our lives. Hughes credits fishing with having informed his forensic visual skills, applied so lucidly in his art criticism over the years. It's a short book with some powerful messages. Not quite as "perfectly formed" as some of his other books, but hugely enjoyable nonetheless.
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