Book Reviews of The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (Vintage International)

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (Vintage International)
The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor - Vintage International
Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN-13: 9780679722052
ISBN-10: 067972205X
Publication Date: 3/13/1989
Pages: 128
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Thirty years after the event, Marquez recounts his of a sailor, presumably lost at sea for ten days: of his survival and ultimate rescue. There it ends but for the introduction that tells of the aftermath brought on by a successions of dictatorial regimes. Dont miss this one! It is an equivalent to The Old Man and the Sea.
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Much easier (and shorter!) than some of Marquez's other works, but fairly interesting...liked it better than Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea. But was waiting for something crazy or scary or exciting to happen, but most of the story is just of the sailor floating along hungry in the ocean....on the boring side.
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Amazing tale. Must read for sailors and adventurers.