Salmon fishing in the Yemen
This is the story of Dr Alfred Jones, a fisheries scientist - for whom diary notable events include the acquisition of a new electric toothbrush and getting his article on caddis fly larvae published in 'Trout and Salmon' - who finds himself reluctantly involved in a project to bring salmon fishing to the Highlands of the Yemen ... a project that will change his life, and the course of British political history forever. With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters - including a visionary Sheikh, a weasely spin doctor, Fred's devilish wife and a few thousand transplanted salmon - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a novel about hypocrisy and bureaucracy, dreams and deniability, and the transforming power of faith and love.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thebookmagpie - LibraryThing
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 ... Read full review
A third of the way through and I am bored stiff...an interesting idea but poorly executed. None of the characters are even remotely interesting. It is told through emails, diary entries and television transcripts which I find awkward and repetitive. Apparently this book is supposed to be funny, but I haven't laughed once. In short, I can't be bothered wasting my time with the other two thirds of the book.
Feasibility of introducing salmon into the Yemen
Interview with the prime minister the Rt Hon