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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - Paul Torday
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
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DEBUT FICTION UK BESTSELLER 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... show more
DEBUT FICTION UK BESTSELLER 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 Jones to upend his existence and spend all of his time in pursuit of another man’s ludicrous dream. Can there be salmon in the Yemen? Science says no. But if resources are limitless and the visionary is inspired, maybe salmon fishing in the Yemen isn’t impossible. Then again, maybe nothing is.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780753821787 (9780753821787)
ASIN: 0753821788
Publisher: Orion Paperbacks
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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2.0 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
I really didn't hate this novel or anywhere close. However, I had a few problems with it that meant I couldn't rate it any higher than I did.1. The structure. While I love (love love LOVE) epistolary novels, a lot of the switches in medium really didn't work for me here. The excerpts from Peter Ma...
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2.0 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
I really didn't hate this novel or anywhere close. However, I had a few problems with it that meant I couldn't rate it any higher than I did.1. The structure. While I love (love love LOVE) epistolary novels, a lot of the switches in medium really didn't work for me here. The excerpts from Peter Ma...
Debra E's Never-Ending TBR
Debra E's Never-Ending TBR rated it
2.0
2.5 - 3 starsAfter struggling to get through the first few chapters, this book turned out to be a quick read that unfortunately didn't completely satisfy. Told from several points of view through emails, diary entries and transcripts of hearings and interviews, there are several connected story lin...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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ambivalent. M liked it more than I.
chapterseldomread
chapterseldomread rated it
This book started of very strong & very funny but then it just a little bogged down in itself. It was still mildly amusing towards but gone where the laugh out loud moments. The ending felt rushed and also out of place. Disappointed is putting it mildly.I will probably try to read something else b...
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