Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fifty shades of grey in new pike fishing book

I am writing a book, between you and me. Several of my friends have already done so. One thing I have noticed is the ones who have written non-fishing books tend to live in larger houses than me and spend their holidays in Tuscany or on the Cote D'Azur.

Those who have written fishing books tend to be more like me, in terms of their socio-economic profile, except they have written fishing books.

Since I have neither the intellectual firepower or the literary connections necessary to write best-selling crime thrillers, withering critiques of the 21st Century political zeitgeist or erotic novels, I am stuck with pike fishing as my main subject matter.

I have written a punchy introduction already. It focusses mainly on why the book is about pike fishing, before going on to explain in more detail why the rest of the book is mainly about pike fishing.

This seems like a good way to start. The book is also a little different to the norm, as I am determined to produce something which stands on its own merits, without hitching a ride on anyone else's success.

At present, the plan is to use a rich selection of black and white photographs, by way of illustration. Hence the working title - Fifty Shades of Grey.

1 comment:

  1. A good working title that. Can't see any problem with it at all.

    I'd suggest a bit of genre crossing though, if you really want that holiday home in Tuscany, say eroto-political piking. Now that might be something to think about...