A Must For Anyone Interested In Fishing And Has A Sense of Humor – Highly Recommended
This book is so funny it had me in stitches, I couldn’t put it down so read it from cover to cover in one sitting. There are so many characters in this book that fishers will relate to. Well written from start to finish, highly recommended.

 


 

More kind words for Hooked On Hope
The second book from James Gilbraith is a delight from the first to last page. His debut novel, ‘Terminal Chancer’ came on like Hunter S Thompson with an Ipod shuffling the best music you may have never heard, while wading on the river Ribble. Imagine if ‘the detectorists’ went to see the Happy Mondays, or if Tony Wilson gave fishing a factory number. It’s that good. ‘Hooked on Hope,’ is slightly more introspective in comparison to the first book, and the prose has matured as has the protagonist. This is not to say that Gilbraith doesn’t still make you laugh out loud – anyone familiar with H.R. departments in any workplace will howl with laughter as he negotiates his exit from the place he refers to as ‘The Cracker Factory;’ but there is a pathos evident in the second novel that sees Gilbraith seizing back his precious time from the clutches of the workplace, and using it to reflect on its passing.