Synopses & Reviews
The incomparable Philip Wylie is here writing about one of the things he likes bestand#151;fishing. Anyone who has ever wet a line, and perhaps those few benighted souls who havenand#8217;t, will be thrilled to read these true tales about the big ones, hooked (and sometimes lost) in tropic waters.
In Denizens of the Deep, which was originally published in 1947, there are wonderful chapters on marlin, the and#147;admirableand#8221; barracuda, and the shark, whom Wylie calls and#147;that misunderstood fish.and#8221; The bursting pride when you catch that first big one is recaptured with fine nostalgia in the essay and#147;What Makes a Great Dayand#8217;s Fishing?and#8221; and the tragedy of the clean getaway in and#147;Listen to This Tale of Woe.and#8221;
Serious fishermen with an interest in the pastimeand#8217;s history will also find much valuable information in the chapter on the International Game Fish Association.
About the Author
was a popular author of pulp fiction, sci-fi, and mysteries, as well as social commentary and nonfiction titles on a variety of subjects. His works include When Worlds Collide
, and Generation of Vipers