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Thomas McGuane
Birth date: December 11, 1939
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TCWriter rated it 10 years ago
McGuane's grasp of the language is powerful, and his essays on a lifetime of fishing are both perceptive and powerful.Truly this may be the best essay book on fly fishing ever written; everything from his time at Key West to his more contemporary existence on his Montana ranch falls under the scruti...
TCWriter rated it 10 years ago
One of my least-favorite McGuane novels. It never felt cohesive and the characters seemed a little too cartoonish and the plot a little too looney.I love McGuane's essays and some of his fiction, but not this one.
TCWriter rated it 10 years ago
This isn't my first reading of [b:A River Never Sleeps|2348849|A River Never Sleeps|Roderick L. Haig-Brown|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1266750749s/2348849.jpg|2355560], and one of the remarkable aspects of Haig-Brown's writing is how well it stands the test of time. This book remains a fly fish...
JeffreyKeeten rated it 12 years ago
When I moved to Arizona to go to college I supported myself working in bookstores and Jim Harrison and Thomas McGuane were the first modern writers that I read and identified with. So picking up this collection of short stories for me was like slipping on that ancient, comfortable pair of wear-blea...
madbkwm rated it 12 years ago
I debated between a 3 star and a 4 star rating on this one, but ultimately decided to be generous. The tipping point is probably this quip near the middle of the book: "Nowadays, experiences came at me like bugs hitting the windshield. I wasn't sure I could keep up. Of all the mysteries of life, no...
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