Piece Comment

Review of Jim Moore Fishing Tales

I thought this piece was fun to listen to, but could have used more focus, specifically on the details like the cow that sunk the Japanese boat, or the bizarre fish they've found. Early on, the piece builds up on Jim's reasons for moving to Alaska, but then doesn't touch on it afterwards, except for the final moments when Jim reflects on his luck for living the life he's had.

Having said that, there is payoff on many of the short stories that go into this piece. Jim sounds like a fun interview. Half the stuff sounds like a big fat fish story or an urban legend forwarded from a friend, but the cow story for one is so ridiculous it has to be true.