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47 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

When I first read The Earth is enough it was during a time of turmoil and my life was a bit of a mess.  It put my mind back in order and helped me through a tough time.  That overly descriptive style of writing takes a certain mindset to appreciate I think.   My daughter started to read it...but it annoyed her.  😀

I remember thinking it took him a really long time to describe a bus ride (I think—it’s probably been 15 years ago). I don’t mind descriptive writing if it has a positive effect on the story. Sometimes it’s just wasted words. Struggling through a western right now because of that. 

 

1 hour ago, Gavin said:

 Traver's short stories are favorites.

His book ‘Anatomy of a Murder’ is a good one that was made into a movie that’s worth finding and watching. Fly fishing attorney with a good mix of humor and courtroom drama. James Stewart and George C Scott. Was on TCM a few weeks back. 

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think the last good read was "Oregon Trail". Two brothers, two mules, pioneer wagon, start in MO end in OR, along the old trail or interstate. What could go wrong😀

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Considering that I moved from the PNW, I have quite a few steelhead-oriented books, notable among them is Roderick Haig-Brown's fisherman's seasons books plus books by Trey Combs and a few others of that ilk.

I also have most of Patrick McManus's books, which, if you've not read them, you should. Granted they're not flyfishing, except for a story or two, but they're definitely outdoors-oriented.  Pat passed away a couple of weeks ago, sadly. He was my advisor in grad school.

I don't have much in the way of flyfishing books for bass and other warm water fish, but I have some books related to general topics from Lefty Kreh, Polly Rosborough and others. I would show pics of my collection, but I'd have to build bookcases first!  Moving twice in six years has left me a bit (hah!) disorganized.  Add to that the fact that I was on a couple of distribution lists from book companies that sent me every fishing title they printed, and I have a number of books I've not even read.

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25 minutes ago, kjackson said:

Moving twice in six years has left me a bit (hah!) disorganized.  Add to that the fact that I was on a couple of distribution lists from book companies that sent me every fishing title they printed, and I have a number of books I've not even read.

I moved 17 years ago, which required a thinning of the book herd. Generally a good thing I suppose. Didn't have good book shelves in the new house until about 10 years ago when I converted a room to an office and outfitted it with some nice shelves, a desk and some file storage. And the room has doors, as in, KEEP OUT when I'm working! Best move I ever made.

BTW -- this thread had me pull Trout Magic off the shelves to re-read. Couldn't find Trout Madness (I'm sure I had that at one point) so I found a used one on Amazon and it's on the way. 

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