The Perfect Storm is a creative nonfiction book written by Sebastian Junger and published by W. W. Norton & Company in The paperback edition (ISBN. The Perfect Storm: A True Story Of Men Against The Sea: Sebastian Junger: Readers are first seduced into caring for the book's doomed characters, then. The Perfect Storm book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Takes readers into the maelstrom and shows nature's splendid.
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*Starred Review* Junger's most recent book, War (), which recounts his experiences with combat troops in war-torn Afghanistan, embodies both his. 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. "There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real." —Los Angeles Times. It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over.
The book is genuinely thrilling, as the reader gets caught up in the various survival struggles and rescue attempts. All of this is wonderful.
However, I have one major complaint with the structure of the book. But as he tells us in the opening section of the book, the crewman are basically drunken louts who work the boats because those are the jobs available to them. They go to sea to make enough money to fuel the lives of dissipation they lead ashore.
They just aren't very interesting people. Moreover, the Andrea Gail, as we know early on, was lost with all hands, so Junger is forced to imagine what may have happened to them.
It's pretty unsatisfactory. Their dedication to their dangerous work is wondrous to behold and their feats of heroism are amazing.
It just bugged me. Your disgruntlement with The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger's account of the sinking of the fishing vessel, is off-base. Jimmy Mioli and TSgt.
John Spillane, the second pararescueman aboard. All six crew members of the Andrea Gail were missing, presumed dead.
The ship and crew were never found. A few fuel drums, a fuel tank, the EPIRB , an empty life raft, and some other flotsam were the only wreckage ever found.
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Views Read Edit View history.It was all quite fascinating. The courage, hopes, and dreams of the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail compete with their fear and respect of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. About The Author. I've read Linda Greenlaw 's books.
Junger expertly braids together the individual histories of the six-member crew of the doomed Andrea Gail with those of the economically depressed fishing town of Gloucester, Mass.
There are times when he's thirty feet higher than the men trying to rescue him.
There are other stories of sea survival from Judith Reeves on the Eishin Maru about boats like the Andrea Gail caught in similar storms.