Thursday, 16 April 2009

Carp Wars

I was in Manchester yesterday and popped into the Deansgate branch of Waterstones. Scouring the shelves I happened across great title, and perhaps already the leading contender for oddest title of the year.



Fantastic. Piscine warfare writ large. Fishermen in body armour pitting their wits against scaly monsters of the deep armed to the gills with water bombs. This title pre-supposes that there was a first title called Carp fishing, Tactics, but I'll have to look into that. Now I know very little about fishing, and can understand communing with nature with rod in hand, but advanced tactical warfare against the finny haddock does seem rather extreme. There is a whole library of further titles out there to be published.
I can see George Lucas buying the film rights and producing 'Carp Wars.' You can already hear the John Williams soundtrack. Can't wait.

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