New edition Making peace with the world, sooner or later most of us have to But how For Ian Mac Bride, his way begins almost accidentally when, in 1909, he watches a fly casting tournament in New York s Central Park, and begins to dream of becoming a great fly caster But soon Ian experiences personal tragedy, and then is appalled by the unexpected slaughter of World War I.He retreats into the world of fly fishing and fly casting, and meets unforgettable anglers like Doc, a Civil War veteran, who tells how, after he enlisted in return for drinking money, he was unexpectedly changed by the horror of war Izzy, a mysterious immigrant, who, in his way, teaches Ian perhaps the most important lesson of long distance fly casting and George M L La Branche who, though torn by self doubt, writes the book that revolutionizes fly fishing.And so, these anglers help change Ian s hopes and values Though his father questions his courage, Ian decides to become a teacher instead of a lawyer, and moves near the beautiful Beaverkill River, the birthplace of fly fishing in America.But tragedy still follows him.Torn by grief, he curses the world and loses faith in it until, almost by accident, he finds a way to come to terms.How The answer will surprise you.A maverick and memorable book I really enjoyed it Nick Lyons, author, Full CreelI simply enjoyed the heck out of it Eric Peper, coauthor, Fly Fishing The Beaverkill An unforgettable cast of characters Jim Witty, Bend BulletinThe novel is well written, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it whether you re a fly fisher or not John Pitarresi, Utica Observer Dispatch An engaging tale of a young man coming of age Lee Murdock, Fly Fish Magazine.A compelling novel that describes one fly caster s search for personal peace Bill AuCoin, the Aucoin Report Great book Mr Kadish Bill Anderson, Trout Waders....
|Title||:||The Fly Caster Who Tried to Make Peace With the World (English Edition)|
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Publisher||:||Saw Mill River Press 19 November 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||266 Pages|
|File Size||:||668 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Fly Caster Who Tried to Make Peace With the World (English Edition) Reviews
This book was a real pleasure to read. If I was supposed to compare it I would say it is a story like "A river runs through it" but more like a "Forrest Gump" type of story with lots of plot twists and a lot of very well told fly fishing tales. I do recommend this book not only for fly fishers but for everybody because it is simply a lovely story that everybody who likes to think about life, nature and philosophical topics will enjoy! I will read the authors other books soon hopefully, thanks Mr. Kadish!
This sat on my Kindle for several months waiting for me to get the time to start a new book. One day an opportunity came for me to read for a few minutes, and I couldn't put it down until I finished the entire thing the next day. I had always wondered why my wife likes to read stories that made her cry, and maybe now I know.The novel is a story in a story, with the setting for the front story being post-9/11 New York City, and the setting for the main story being the turn of the 20th century and World War I, extending to the end of World War II. There is even a friendship developed with a Civil War veteran. While most of the cast is fictitious, some, like Theodore Gordon, are real, and the history of the birth American dry-fly fishing and the invention of the double-haul provide a fascinating diversion to the main narrative.It's not a story about fly fishing or fly casting, but rather a story about a boy becoming a man, and a man reaching maturity, including all of the struggles he had along the way. There were the typical struggles of a youth, such as whether he can measure up to his father or whether he wants to, and also less common struggles, like the loss of a parent, a child, and several close friends.The protagonist, Ian, is quite well read as an English teacher, but never must have read the Bible and had only a shallow understanding of who God is. This prevented him from finding the answers to his most fundamental questions. Questions about the morality of war, why there is so much pain in the world, and the meaning of life. Perhaps that's why he only TRIED to make peace with the world, but was never quite able to.
As a lifetime fly fisher, I'm always looking for a good book that uses fly fishing to tell the story. When I found this in the Kindle Store, I thought I'd give it a try. I have to say I found it to be an excellent read. Kadish developed very good characters in a well-told story, that brings in the history of fly fishing in New York, against the backdrop of a time of great transition of our country, and weighs in on heady subjects such as cultural diversity, human compassion, passion for life, and family relationships. In a lot of ways, I found it kind of an east coast version of Macleans's A River Runs Through It, but the writing in this novel if far superior to Maclean's. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone that has stood in a river, fly rod in hand, and contemplated life. And if you haven't, then read this book and you'll want to. Well done Mr. Kadish. Thanks!
Initially, I had my doubts about this one, especially since it looked like it was going to focus on long distance casting, which is more about mechanics than the serenity of fishing on any one of America's great trout streams. Kadish, however, reels you in to what becomes a mesmerizing tale of the main character's somewhat introspective journey... his fears, his dreams, his growth, his defeats and his triumphs. Through it all is a pursuit of perfection in the cast, the catch, and the release. Any who have felt the peace of the river, the excitement of a strike, and the escape from a world that moves too fast will enjoy this book. Well done.
I stumbled on this book because I was looking for pointers and tips on how to fly fish, as i am the worst fly caster and fisher in the history of fishing, but i still love doing it. Anyway, I started reading this story, and quickly found that it wasn't solely a fishing book, not what I was looking for, but I read it anyway. I am glad I did. It was a real page turner that incorporated everything from history lessons to the mechanics of making a fly rod. And, although I didn't learn much about fishing, so i could impress my brats this year, I feel like I did learn a little about other things. This is definitely worth a read.
Excellent read for someone looking for a new hobby for retirement years.