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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".
The other reviews say it all. Linda Greenlaw you disgust me. If anyone sees this woman on fire, they should throw gasoline on her like she did to the shark. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CGB
Linda Greenlaw has a good memory and some interesting stories, but I was not really moved by this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Actually, this book would better be read "A Swordboat Captain Speaks," or some such thing but the "The Hungry Ocean" is not a good title I feel because there is just not enough... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carioca56
I found it good reading and very educational. One of the best non-fiction books I've read in a long time.Published 6 months ago by William E. Guy
I love her writing !! I believe she will pleasantly surprise you with her writing ability !! Thaks Linda and keep on writing !!Published 7 months ago by Robert H. Maurice
I found this book to be very interesting after seeing The Perfect Storm. Linda Greenlaw has a no fuss way of putting things. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Rebecca Stark