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26th Oct '15 4:58:21 PM Reymma
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The prime minister and his spin-doctor are obvious stand-ins for Tony Blair and Alistair Darling. Inevitably this aspect seemed dated as satire shortly afterwards.
26th Oct '15 4:55:34 PM Reymma
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* ScrapbookStory: The entire novel is told through letters, newspaper articles and transcripts from an investigation into the plot;s events. The characters can get oddly personal and lyrical considering the nature of the documents.
21st Jun '14 7:43:34 PM Dannykat
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* ThingsWeHaveLearnedFromTheMedia: If there's frankinscence burning while you sleep, you'll have a [[EroticDream sex dream]].
9th Mar '14 1:46:25 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* JerkassWoobie: Peter, by the end.
9th Mar '14 1:45:50 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Attempted, but the BittersweetEnding makes it a little difficult to take to heart, even when it makes sense - [[spoiler:the project worked because the people involved actually believed in it, but Fred never really believed things would work between him and Harriet and therefore they didn't and everyone seemed to think that both the Sheikh and Jay so great that they were invulnerable, or at least less vulnerable than anybody else when they clearly weren't.]]
26th Feb '14 8:09:32 AM DavidLev
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Fred
2nd Feb '14 1:17:50 PM m8e
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''Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'' by Paul Torday was a political satire on New Labour spin in Britain. And about an attempt to bring salmon to the Yemen so the people could enjoy the wonderful effects of fishing. It was adapted into a movie in 2011, directed by Lasse Hallström.

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''Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'' by Paul Torday was a political satire on New Labour spin in Britain. And about an attempt to bring salmon to the Yemen so the people could enjoy the wonderful effects of fishing. It was adapted into a movie in 2011, directed by [[Creator/LasseHallstrom Lasse Hallström.
Hallström]].
2nd Mar '13 9:31:37 PM Westrim
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''Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'' by Paul Torday was a political satire on New Labour spin in Britain. And about an attempt to bring salmon to the Yemen so the people could enjoy the wonderful effects of fishing. It was adapted into a movie in 2011, directed by LasseHallström.

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''Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'' by Paul Torday was a political satire on New Labour spin in Britain. And about an attempt to bring salmon to the Yemen so the people could enjoy the wonderful effects of fishing. It was adapted into a movie in 2011, directed by LasseHallström.
Lasse Hallström.
26th Feb '13 10:33:42 PM Xtifr
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''SalmonFishingInTheYemen'' by Paul Torday was a political satire on New Labour spin in Britain. And about an attempt to bring salmon to the Yemen so the people could enjoy the wonderful effects of fishing. It was adapted into a movie in 2011, directed by LasseHallström.

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''SalmonFishingInTheYemen'' ''Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'' by Paul Torday was a political satire on New Labour spin in Britain. And about an attempt to bring salmon to the Yemen so the people could enjoy the wonderful effects of fishing. It was adapted into a movie in 2011, directed by LasseHallström.
26th Feb '13 10:31:06 PM Xtifr
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''SalmonFishingInTheYemen'' by Paul Torday was a political satire on New Labour spin in Britain. And about an attempt to bring salmon to the Yemen so the people could enjoy the wonderful effects of fishing. It was adapted into a movie in 2011, directed by LasseHallström.

!!The book contains examples of:
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: And how. [[spoiler: We've got Fred for Harriet and Peter for Jay, although the latter is more implicit. None of the requited relationships work out too well either.]]
* BittersweetEnding: Bordering on DownerEnding. [[spoiler:The project succeeds but just about everything else goes down in flames - Jay and the Sheikh die in a flood, along with the funding for the project, Harriet and Fred part while he stays married to Mary and Peter turns into a train wreck. The only real bright spot is that Fred finds a decent job and the Yemeni government are considering rebooting the project in the distant future.]]
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Fred.
* JerkassWoobie: Peter, by the end.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Attempted, but the BittersweetEnding makes it a little difficult to take to heart, even when it makes sense - [[spoiler:the project worked because the people involved actually believed in it, but Fred never really believed things would work between him and Harriet and therefore they didn't and everyone seemed to think that both the Sheikh and Jay so great that they were invulnerable, or at least less vulnerable than anybody else when they clearly weren't.]]
* ThingsWeHaveLearnedFromTheMedia: If there's frankinscence burning while you sleep, you'll have a [[EroticDream sex dream]].
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Somewhat implied by British troops having been called in to protect Saudi oil fields.

!!The movie contains examples of:
* AdaptedOut: The only real characters in the movie are Fred, Harriet, the Sheikh, Fred's wife, Fred's boss, and the British Prime ministers press secretary.
* BittersweetEnding: A lot Sweeter than the book's. [[spoiler:Fred gets the girl, the dam is still whole and some salmon are still alive.]]
* TheFilmOfTheBook
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:While the project still gets wrecked, the Sheikh survives, and the only one who dies is a nameless guard.]]
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