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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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The River Why

Just started reading The River Why, what a great book so far!!
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All of his books are great
The Brothers K is an epic

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All of his books are great
The Brothers K is an epic
hey Jack , I got those feather samples, those feathers are awsome!! Thank You, I will be ordering some as soon as my paychecks permit. I will look for his other books, just the opening chapter where his dad and mom meet is pretty damn funny!! I read that a movie has been made of the river why with some big name actors in it but there are some leagal issues with its release?
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hey Jack , I got those feather samples, those feathers are awsome!! Thank You, I will be ordering some as soon as my paychecks permit. I will look for his other books, just the opening chapter where his dad and mom meet is pretty damn funny!! I read that a movie has been made of the river why with some big name actors in it but there are some leagal issues with its release?
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Actually, there were two completely different movies shot, both within a year of each other. The "approved" version is scheduled for a debut at the Dallas Film Festival in, I think, early April. I would expect widespread distribution shortly thereafter. The unauthorized movie, which was shot first and also features some well-known actors, is in court and probably will never legally see the light of day. Undoubtedly, if that film is never allowed normal distribution rights due to court decree there'll likely be unauthorized versions of it floating around on the internet. It'd be interesting to see how two different sceenplays, directors, etc. portray the story.
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I loved The River Why...all three times, I think. Some parts are laugh out loud funny.

May have liked The Brothers K (one of my favorite book titles) even more. Not sure...

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I too loved the novel. However, the idea that one shouldn't just do something, but be something will be a hard one to convey on the screen. I haven't read any of his other books but this thread reminds me I should.
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its nice to see that people still read, it seems that this section of the forum is the most unused.
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my favorite book ever. Bros K up there as well. Both are time well spent.
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Saw "The River Why" as a thread title and had to check it out. What a great read.

As a native Northwesterner, I really appreciated his use of Northwest vernacular. It made a great read even better for me.

Well worth reading anyone.

While I'm here commenting on some great Northwest angling literature, I'd be remiss to not mention "Dark Waters" or "The Angler's Coast" by Russell Chatham or anything by Haig Brown.
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Got to read a little last night after the kids went to sleep, I am now to where he sets up the aquarium in his little cabin with all his newly aquired pets. Great read. I think I am even learning something about myself. There seems to be a hidden message in this chapter.Im allways in a hurry trying to work as much water as I can as quick as I can, while it is rewarding ,I think Im missing something with this approach.
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Guys,

Thanks for this thread, I'll be reading Brothers K ...

I have been really enjoying Waldie, "Travers Corners" and Rick Bass the last few years, on top of all the fly fishing (Haig Brown, Chatham, Lyons, etc.,).

I like to read titles appropriate to time of year and my fishing interests. One of the best books I read this winter was "One Man Sangrila" by Ralph Wahl, loved that book! Didnt like the part of him catching all kinds of steelies in the winter, being that was a very different time than today.

Bruce Harang (halycon), I recall, has a lot of really excellent reviews on his site, although I dont agree with his assessment all the time, they are still excellently written.
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Totally Agree

Its a great read. I spent most of my steelhead learning on the river that inspired the book, supposedly. I can't confirm it, but after reading the book, it became a pretty convincing story. Fantastic read!

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The Brothers K revolves around baseball...which is why I love the title. Harkens to The Brothers Karamazov...and to the "K" in baseball.

Delicious.

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I can count on the fingers of one hand the fiction books I have read since I graduated college 19 years ago...The River Why is one of those. It has probably the greatest cast of characters I have ever met in one place - a real treasure, one of those books you genuinely are sad to finish. If you suffer from withdrawals as I did when you finish, try "The Earth is Enough" by Harry Middleton.

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