This book is most definately a must read! I love this book!!!! Sebastian Junger really grasps your attention throughout the whole book. His discriptions of the scenes taking place and the feelings and emotions the characters are going through are remarkable. He really does make you feel like you can taste that ocean breeze. Then how he planned out the plot of the story, with so many things going wrong, it was like, just when you think they are going to be ok and there is a glimmer of hope he pulls you right back down in that deep dark ocean pit. I knew things were to good to be true at one point in the book, I just kept waiting and waiting for something bad to happen. I was pleasently surprised to see the movie got it almost spot on. There werent too many differences, which made the movie even better than i thought it would be. The actors they chose for that movie fit into their roles perfectly! If you havent seen the movie yet i highly reccomend it. Of course, read the book first, it makes the movie that much more exciting. I was totaly rooting for the whole crew when they decided to take a chance and go after the dangerous ocean to get to all of the fish. That would totally be me! I just knew they would come back with an overflowing boat load of fish! I thought that that was going to probably be there biggest problem, boy was i wrong. If you are thinking about reading this book, DO IT! You wont regret it, i guarantee it!
Sebastian Junger starts slowly with the last few land-based days of the doomed crew in New England. The reader is then catapulted in one of the largest North Atlantic storms of the last century. This is a must read for anyone interested in boating, the fishing industry, extreme weather, or New England maritime pride. Junger weaves narrative created from actual witness accounts, shore and boating logs, and friends of those lost at sea. This book is one that is tandem hand … more