I recently bought The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Carp and read it front to back. The book is a good resource for someone wanting to get into chasing carp with a fly rod. The book is fairly basic and is primarily an overview of carp fishing. Kirk does do a great job in making it very readable. He covers the topics from why carp, finding fish, reading the water and the fish, flies and strategies. Again the book is basic but has some good tips and information even a carp veteran may pick up some new information. You can pick up the book on Amazon for under $20, I figure if I learn only a couple things from a book it's well worth the money and I learned several tips and tricks from this book, $20 is not much especially if it means hooking up with a few more carp.