Robert Machuga Machuga itibaren 23923 Lockwisch, Almanya
I've read a lot of fishing writing, and Hemingway is the best. He really knows the subject and it shows. It's hard to write a review of this book because Nick Adams is a personal hero. As far as the collection goes, there are several previously unpublished stories added. Some of them read as incomplete, but one, "The Last Good Country," is a terrific addition. Reading this book takes me home and reminds me that somewhere it's fishing season. On the homesick note, I like this part, also from a new story called "On Writing": "All the love went into fishing and the summer. He had loved it more than anything. He had loved digging potatoes with Bill in the fall, the long trips in the car, fishing in the bay, reading in the hammock on hot days, swimming off the dock, playing baseball at Charlevoix and Petoskey, living at the Bay, the Madame's cooking, the way she has with servants, eating in the dining room looking out the window across the long fields and the point to the lake, talking with her, drinking with Bill's old man, the fishing trips away from the farm, just lying around. He loved the long summer. It used to be that he felt sick when the first of August came and he realized that there were only four more weeks before the trout season closed. Now sometimes he had it that way in dreams. He would dream that the summer was nearly gone and he hadn't been fishing. It made him feel sick in the dream, as though he had been in jail."
I love this book because it talks about all the reasons why high school females actually commit suicide. I really connected to it because it really shows how people are in high school and how it can change someone in a heartbeat. I also like how it had both sides of how the teen girl feels and how the boy that was in love with her went through after she died. This book talks about 13 reasons why a high school female committed suicide. Her name was Hannah and she sent 13 tapes to all the people who caused her to committ sucide. Most of the reasons was about how people started rumors about her being nasty. I fully recommend this book.