Book Reviews of My Old Man and the Sea

My Old Man and the Sea
My Old Man and the Sea
Author: David Hays, Daniel Hays
ISBN-13: 9780060976965
ISBN-10: 0060976969
Publication Date: 6/5/1996
Pages: 256
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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A troubled relationship between a father and son is tested almost to the breaking point, as they sail through many hardships at sea. A true story, it is very revealing and a good read. The pluses and the minuses of adding a third mate, a young kitten, will stick with you long after you put the book down.
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This is the true account of a father and son who sailed around Cape Horn, told in diary format alternating between the two. Frankly, I didn't like the book at first and put it down several times, mostly (it turns out) because it opened with an entry of the father's and he (boringly) went into the history of sailing and boats and lore and all manner of info that just didn't catch my interest. But I kept hearing good things about this book, so I decided to read it a little differently: rather than chronologically, I read all of the son's entries, and then went back and read all of the father's. And now I have to say, I just love this book.

Their journey was often perilous, often tedius, they bickered, they had fun, they had a remarkable shared experience, they saw the world together. The two diaries had completely different voices, coming from two different stages of life. I found the whole voyage very moving, vivid and interesting. I highly recommend this one after all! I'm glad I stuck with it.

***1/2 Three and a half stars!
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Son comes of age on a 17,000 mile journey on a small sailboat, Dad joins him for much of the journey.
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Well written book from both the Father's and Son's point of view. Good read.
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The Audio Version (isbn 0-69451-681-3) of this book is ABRIDGED on 2 Cassettes.
Starts off a little slow, but then takes hold of you as you get to know these two men, their cat and the sea they set out to experience.
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father and son get to know each other on a sail around Cape Horn facing fears and memories