An adventure story and a deeply considered meditation upon the sea itself.
It's a little like reading Shakespeare. It is brilliantly written in the vernacular of the people. You also can't be thin skinned about ethnicity as there are definite prejudices. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert C. Mascall
Like all Peter Matthiessen's works this is deep and insightful. To me he is one of the best authors in the last hundred years. Some cannot get into his writing however. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Raymond K. Poplar
A poetic yet stark journey of ordinary, poor men trying to make a living from the sea, living a life that died long before. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Everett Harper
Probably my favorite book ever. A true work of art. Given the unconventional writing style and patois, it is a bit difficult to follow, and probably will not appeal to those... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sabu
The literary quality of his writing is outstanding. This was so well written in terms of language, pace and character development that it has become one of my favorite pieces of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by eliz
Mysterious and moving. Written mostly in dialogue, the text at first takes some work--but it is worth it!Published 5 months ago by Roy Sherwood