I had a very hard time trying to like this book. I had high hopes for it based on the description and earlier reviews I had read. Unfortunately, I just could never get into it. The writing is rather sparse with the most detailed descriptions given over to fishing which I really have little interest in. I did not like the style choice of simply leaving large spaces between spoken sentences. I was confused as to who was talking sometimes or if maybe some of it was thoughts rather than spoken aloud.