Sebastian Junger The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea: A True Story of Man Against the Sea


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The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape. The ‘perfect storm’ is a once-in-a-hundred-years combination: a high pressure system from the Great Lakes, running into storm winds over an Atlantic island – Sable Island – and colliding with a weather system from the Caribbean: Hurricane Grace. This is the story of that storm, told through the accounts of individual fishing boats caught up in the maelstrom, their families waiting anxiously for news of their return, the rescue services scrambled to save them. It is the story of the old battle between the fisherman and the sea, between man and Nature, that awesome and capricious power which can transform the surface of the Atlantic into an impossible tumult of water walls and gaping voids, with the capacity to break an oil tanker in two. In spare, lyrical prose ‘The Perfect Storm’ describes what happened when the Andrea Gail looked into the wrathful face of the perfect storm.
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    The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea: A True Story of Man Against the Sea

    Ein LovelyBooks-Nutzer

    22. May 2014 um 16:12

    “The Perfect Storm” is actually a reread. In the late 90s my aunt gave me the German translation of the book and said to me, that I´m going to love it. And I loved it and after rereading it, I´m still loving it. My review in a nutshell: This book is awesome! Sebastian Junger uses the first part of the book to introduce us to the crew of the Andrea Gail and gives an insight into a lot of topics surrounding fishermen, their profession, the boats, the history of commercial fishing, the weather, rogue waves and a lot more. I can hardly remember everything. The book is quite educational in that matter, but all these explanations give a great impression of the lives of fishermen and the problems, which occur along the way. There is an odd sense of foreboding to this part of the book and it just keeps you turning the pages. However, the second part of the book is my favorite one. The storm is hitting the North Atlantic Ocean and the Andrea Gail and other boats and ships are caught right in the middle of this monster. The story turns from educational to sitting-on-the-edge-of-my-seat exciting. It´s gripping, awe-inspiring and sometimes I felt like I myself was caught up in that storm. It was terrifying. My recommendation: Read this book.

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