Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ten of the best fishing trips in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best fishing trips in literature.

One book on the list:
The Human Stain by Philip Roth

Roth's novel ends with a fishing episode that is as far from philosophic serenity as you can get. Zuckerman finds Les Farley, whom he knows to be a killer, ice fishing on a secluded New England lake. On the ice next to him lies the ice-augur, his murderously sharp cutting tool. "And now you know my secret spot ... You know everything ... But you won't tell nobody, will you?"
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue