Trout Fishing in America

Trout Fishing in America

by Richard Brautigan, Billy Collins

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Trout Fishing in America 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Banoo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I've met Trout Fishing in America. And although I fished almost everyday in my youth and caught hundreds of Trout, I never realized that the guy with me was Trout Fishing in America. We'd always stop at Ledet's Supermarket and buy bread, ham, and a small jar of mayonnaise on our way to the trout rooms. We'd sit in our small boat with corks bobbing in the room and eat ham sandwiches. We'd look at the sky and see rabbits, angels, or toaster ovens in the clouds. And we'd appreciate the freedom to sit in a little boat with corks bobbing and eating ham sandwiches... with mayonnaise.This book is a travel book of sorts. It reintroduced me to America. And streams. With trout. In another time. Trout Fishing in America is alright.I remember mistaking and old woman for a trout stream in Vermont, and I had to beg her pardon.'Excuse me,' I said. 'I thought you were a trout stream.''I'm not,' she said.
sanddancer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book is made up of a series of short essays (for want of a better word) that are all vaguely around the idea of ¿Trout Fishing in America¿. In some ¿Trout Fishing in America¿ is more or less what you would think it means, tales of fishing across the USA, but more often the phrase turns up to mean something completely different. It is often the name of a person, it is the name of hotel in one place and in my favourite story, it is a slogan written on school jackets.There were parts of it that I enjoyed but other parts I found frustrating. Brautigan can obviously write and I would have liked to see his talent used in a sustained way rather than the fragmented style here.
Sean191 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I feel the need to somewhat defend this book. Yes, it didn't always make sense. In fact, it rarely did. But I did laugh at more than a couple of passages and it was interesting even if I did have to question Brautigan's sanity (and I felt like mine was in question after a bit of reading). But I don't feel robbed spending the time I spent reading it. It clocks in at just over 100 pages, so it's maybe an hour or two read, so you don't have much to lose. Plus, the ending of the book has to be one of the odder, funnier endings I've read in a long time, if ever. Even better, he indicates a page or two previous that he's ending the book in just that way. That alone is worth the price of admission to me.
dancingwaves on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A really bizarre bok that I did not particularly care for. I still have no idea what it was about ... I have yet to figure out if "Trout Fishing in America" is a real person or an activity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago