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No Shortage Of Good Days (2011)

by John Gierach(Favorite Author)
4.22 of 5 Votes: 2
0743291751 (ISBN13: 9780743291750)
Simon & Schuster
review 1: This book is meant for people who already fly fish, so as someone who's never tried the sport before, it was a little weird. (The book was a gift to me because I've considered trying fly fishing.) He uses a lot of fly-fishing terms that I had no idea what they meant. The style was rather calming, but there didn't seem to be much substance apart from descriptions of fishing for different fish on different days.
review 2: I bought this book and another Gierach title (Standing In A River Waving A Stick) together, and was ready to love both of them because of all the strong reviews. Unfortunately, I was more than a little disappointed. I don't want to overstate my point, but I kept waiting for the advertised "wit and wisdom". Though there are a number of droll r
... moreemarks that made me smile, on the whole there really wasn't that much substance to his writing. Once the initial novelty wore off, the stories felt a little formulaic and I got kind of bored. My gut tells me that this book is going to appeal most to people (fly fisherman, mainly, of course, but maybe other sportsmen or people who know sportsmen) who would tell you right off that they don't bother reading books too often. They might find this book approachable, interesting and down to earth - a good gateway to more books. But a person who has read widely probably will not be too impressed with the craft or content in this book. less
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Great set of short pieces. Not a linear narrative, so good to keep around for utility reads.
John Geirach in all his comfortable familiarity. If you like him, you love this book.
Enjoyable story telling even though I am not a fisherman.
Gierach returns to form, thankfully, with new essays.
Gierach- no shortage of good reads!another fun book-
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