June 18, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

RAY TROLL’S SHOCKING FISH TALES: FISH, ROMANCE, AND DEATH IN PICTURES by Brad Matsen (Ten Speed Press, $15.95) Ray Troll’s bizarre and beautiful illustrations grace the pages of this whimsical exploration of aquatic life. In the accompanying text, Brad Matsen writes: ”The impulse to draw pictures of fish is as much a part of human existence as the only slightly more primitive urge to catch and eat them.” This book explores the lives of fish-and the men who stalk them. Fanciful, but for fish fanatics only. B+ -Erik Meers

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