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Now that fishing is winding down for most of us some might be looking for a good read.  I recommend taking a look at Paul Doiron, who has a series of five mystery books featuring a young Maine game warden.  Massacre Pond, released last year, is evocative of the whole Roxanne Quimby mess.  His books have progressively gotten better, and the last two are terrific reads.  Another writer who has gotten better with each book is C.J. Box, who features a Wyoming game warden as his protagonist.  Both writers offer several insights into the job of a game warden while combining suspense and action.  I'm opening this thread in the hope that others will have comments and recommendations.


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Due to a certain sector profiting large from supposed "recreational" reading of "DaVinci Code" it has to be considered commercial reading at this point, not recreational.

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I'll be re-reading "The Art of Surfcasting with Lures" by Zeno Hromin and Roland Martin's "101 Bass Catching Secrets" this winter to re-remember all the sh*t I forgot.


If you like mysteries/detective books with a bit of Sopranos' violence I highly recommend James Lee Burke's books about detective Dave Robicheaux. 


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Non-fishing "Unbroken.". Great story about Lou Zamperini



synopsis, WW2 bomber pilots shot down in Pacific, 3  barely survive in liferaft and are eventually captured by Japanese, ordeal and survival in prison camp, more


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Recommended if you haven't read it.

 

Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea

 

"Account of what happened to a pair of small fishing boats caught in the path of the devastating November 1980 storm off the coast of Cape Cod.

 

When the storm blew up, the Fair Wind and the Sea Fever—captained by Peter Brown, son of legendarily hard-nosed Bob Brown, owner of The Perfect Storm's Andrea Gail—were fishing for lobster on Georges Bank. Due to a malfunctioning weather buoy, the National Weather Service drastically underestimated the magnitude of the storm that engulfed the two small boats.

 

Seventy-foot waves overturned the Fair Wind, trapping inside the whole crew - save for Ernie Banks - who made it into a life raft. Most astonishing of all is Banks's three-day odyssey of being tossed about like a cork in heaving, freezing seas. Banks's calm, reasoned actions in the face of astonishing adversity are practically a how-to lesson in high seas survival skills."

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Recommended if you haven't read it.

 

Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea

 

"Account of what happened to a pair of small fishing boats caught in the path of the devastating November 1980 storm off the coast of Cape Cod.

 

When the storm blew up, the Fair Wind and the Sea Fever—captained by Peter Brown, son of legendarily hard-nosed Bob Brown, owner of The Perfect Storm's Andrea Gail—were fishing for lobster on Georges Bank. Due to a malfunctioning weather buoy, the National Weather Service drastically underestimated the magnitude of the storm that engulfed the two small boats.

 

Seventy-foot waves overturned the Fair Wind, trapping inside the whole crew - save for Ernie Banks - who made it into a life raft. Most astonishing of all is Banks's three-day odyssey of being tossed about like a cork in heaving, freezing seas. Banks's calm, reasoned actions in the face of astonishing adversity are practically a how-to lesson in high seas survival skills."

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