Book Reviews of The Hungry Ocean : A Swordboat Captain's Journey

The Hungry Ocean : A Swordboat Captain's Journey
The Hungry Ocean A Swordboat Captain's Journey
Author: Linda Greenlaw
ISBN-13: 9780786891023
ISBN-10: 0786891025
Publication Date: 7/1/2006
Pages: 288
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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A good read, she's not Hemingway, though.
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The excitement starts immediately, even before Greenlaw and her five-man crew leave the dock--and doesn't stop until the last page. While under way, she must contend with savage weather, equipment failure, too few fish, and too many sharks--not to mention the routinely backbreaking work of operating a fishing boat in a state of mind-numbing exhaustion after working ten 21-hour days in a row.

With a true fisherman's gift for spinning a yarn and a voice that's wry, honest, and all her own, Greenlaw brings readers right on deck with her and her crew, re-creating the experience of going for the big haul against awesome odds. At once a thrilling page-turner and a passionate ode to a fascinating way of life, The Hungry Ocean will captivate lovers of the sea, adventure, and literature alike.