Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

by Paul Torday | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0156034565 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmaryzeewing of Taneytown, Maryland USA on 9/3/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Saturday, January 21, 2012
I picked this up a couple of months ago at the Book Thing. I've heard this is very good, so onto the stacks it goes ;)

From the cover -
What does it take to make us believe in the impossible?

For Dr. Alfred Jones, life is a quiet mixture of civil service at the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence and marriage to Mary - an ambitious, no-nonsense financier. But a strange turn of fate from an unexpected direction forces James to upend his existence and pursue another man's ludicrous dream. Is salmon fishing in the Yemen impossible? Maybe nothing is.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Saturday, February 04, 2012
Well, this book sure didn't stay on the stacks too long, since I promised it to Oppem in the Wishlist Tag thread :)

I'd heard here on BC that this is a very good book. I enjoyed it, although perhaps it would be more amenable to a Brit. It's a satire on political spin and government meddling in private affairs. It was an enjoyable book; I think the format of diary entries and interviews made it a quick read. I wouldn't class it as a great book, just enjoyable - something different for me to read.

Hoping the next reader enjoys it also, perhaps more than I did. (Politics bores me, and this book proves that politics influences where it has no business interfereing.)

Journal Entry 3 by wingmaryzeewing at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, February 12, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (2/13/2012 UTC) at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Going out on Monday, to Oppem in Oregon. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingoppemwing at Hermiston, Oregon USA on Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Found this book waiting for me when returned from vacation.
Thanks soooo much for tagging me.

Journal Entry 5 by wingoppemwing at Hermiston, Oregon USA on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
First I saw the film which was so so - slightly amusing and definately Very Light Fare.
Then I read the book which is probably slightly better than the movie but still rather so so & again 'Light Fare' as far as a good novel goes.
For me one of the plus'es about the book was that it portrait the Islamic World / Religion in a somewhat unbias, sympathetic manner. Also at times it was slightly amusing albeit somewhat 'corny'.
I was not at all keen on the format of this novel - the author feeds us the information via snippets of letters written / emails / diaries / & recorded interviews so I never really felt that I 'got into the story'...
In a nutshell - a quick read but somewhat uninspiring....

Journal Entry 6 by wingoppemwing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Thursday, June 21, 2012

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You have been tagged.... enjoy the read.

Journal Entry 7 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Thursday, June 28, 2012
What a sad day to receive this book, only a few hours after learning of the passing of oppem. May she rest in peace.

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