A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean is a beautiful recollection of the authors life living in the wilderness of western Montana. Norman's father teaches him and his brother Paul the art of flyfishing. He teaches it as a form of perfection, but Paul cannot extend it into the rest of his life and in the end, nobody could help him. The river brings three extroidinary but different men together. The last sentence "im haunted by waters" is a beautiful yet erie sum of the entire book. A beautiful piece of american literature.