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Practical Fishing Knots
Practical Fishing Knots
by Lefty Kreh
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 17.76
44 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best book on fishing knots, Oct. 31 2002
I've looked through all the other books on knots (and/or fishing knots), and even own some of them. This book is the hands-down winner. First, it has ALL the knots. Second, it's very specific about how to tie them, including how many wraps for different situations, and which side the tag end should come through, etc. The only problem with the book is that it can be a little hard for a beginner to figure out what basic set of knots s/he needs for a particular type of fishing (e.g., fly fishing). Although the book makes an effort at this, their suggestions don't jibe with what I've learned in the field and are a bit too complicated.

Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words
Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words
by Jay Rubin
Edition: Hardcover
18 used & new from CDN$ 31.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great info for the Murakami fan, Oct. 30 2002
If you're like me, you're a huge fan of Haruki Murakami, but don't know much about him other than that he's one of Japan's most famous contemporary authors. This book definitely bridges the gap. It's mostly a literary criticism of his novels and short stories, but also includes as much biographical information as the author could find. I personally learned a lot about the underlying themes of Murakami's novels, and was also gratified that someone else thought "Dance, Dance, Dance" wasn't as good as his others. The book makes it clear how Murakami has changed over time and how the characters and events in his novels are inspired by his own life.

Frugal Gourmet: The Classic Omelet [Import]
Frugal Gourmet: The Classic Omelet [Import]

5.0 out of 5 stars Removes the mystery from omelette-making, July 28 2000
This video clarified all the mysteries and misconceptions that surround omelette-making, such as whether or not to use milk, how to fold the darn thing after cooking it, when to add the fillings, etc. The actual demonstrations of how to make an omelette are clear. It's pretty hard to go wrong after watching this video, provided you have a proper pan.

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