Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - Paul Torday 2.5 - 3 stars

After struggling to get through the first few chapters, this book turned out to be a quick read that unfortunately didn't completely satisfy.

Told from several points of view through emails, diary entries and transcripts of hearings and interviews, there are several connected story lines that touch on faith, politics, bureaucracy, war and love, but ultimately none of them ever take center stage. I found myself skimming through many of the technical fishing discussions and never really developing any excitement over the project. None of the characters really drew me in, most of them were rather one dimensional and bland.

I did enjoy the author's telling of the story from different characters to point out how the project meant something different to everyone, and how everyone was really just out to forward their own agenda. I am not sure I would recommend the book, but I heard the movie wasn't bad.