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There is the weather, the constant danger of mechanical failure, the perils of controlling five sleep-, women-, and booze-deprived young fishermen in close quarters, not to mention the threat of a bad fishing run: "If we don't catch fish, we don't get paid, period. In short, there is no labor union." Greenlaw's straightforward, uncluttered prose underscores the qualities that make her a good captain, regardless of gender: fairness, physical and mental endurance, obsessive attention to detail. But, ultimately, Greenlaw proves that the love of fishing--in all of its grueling, isolating, suspenseful glory--is a matter of the heart and blood, not the mind. "I knew that the ocean had stories to tell me, all I needed to do was listen." --Svenja Soldovieri --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I recommend the book to anyone who loves the ocean and wants to read about swordboat fishing.
Here story is engaging by its very nature so I found myself unconcerned with her writing style since the story was so compelling.
I was very eager to read Linda Greenlaw's book "The Hungry Ocean" after reading "The Perfect Storm".
Linda is a very intriguing captain. A great view into the world of sea boat captains, politics included.Published 1 month ago by Kente Master
Linda Greenlaw, the only female swordfishing boat captain on the east coast, or possibly ever, takes her readers on a journey way more interesting than the whole Lord of The Rings... Read morePublished 2 months ago by kayla
I did not think that I would be interested in a book about fishing as it in no way overlaps with my personal interests, I have never been a watcher of "Deadliest Catch,"... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kristin B.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the life of a Swordboat Captain as told by one who has been there. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard A. Brandt