Ed Smith is a local author that has written a number of books, but I had never read any of his books. I had, however, read his column. He writes a weekly column that is published in our local newspaper, as well as a number of other newspapers in our province. I enjoy the humor and style of writing in his column so I thought it was about time I tried one of his books.
Fish 'n' Ships is the book I chose to try first and I really, really enjoyed it. The sub title for the book is "A brief twisted history of Newfoundland...sort of" and that's just what it is. I learned a lot about the history of our province through the book, but I also laughed a lot.
This book counts towards the Support Your Local Authors, Newfoundland Authors, Canadian Authors, and Support Your Local Library challenges.