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Cumbersome. It took until page 250 to become even mildly interesting.Published 3 months ago by Susan Morrison
In the mid-17th century, due to major storm at sea, Roberto della Griva, becomes shipwrecked. Roberto escapes to another ship, the Daphne, which though full of provisions and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by IRA Ross
I hate ships. Drowning dreams are the worst. But if I ever get a ship I will sail in and out of tomorrow. (Easy to do when sailing by the International Date Line.)Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
All I can add to what other reviewers have written is that this book has the BEST LAST SENTENCE of any novel I've ever read.Published 10 months ago by Susan Smily
As an English major, I found myself challenged by this book. It was a hard read for me, but it was very educational. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Daniel Simpson
Great story (albeit long) story about the quest for latitude and the origins of Greenwich Meridian Time. Read morePublished 15 months ago by MR DP ACHESON
A very difficult and often unintelligible book which I cannot recommend to anyone (and I have a PhD in English literature).Published 19 months ago by Earle Williams
Imagine being forced to set sail under the penalty of death or the dungeon if you refuse on a ship that cannot tell exactly where it is at any given time as the Chronometer has not... Read morePublished 19 months ago by cook by the book
This is probably the most difficult novel I've ever read. I have never taken so long to finish a novel--ever. Read morePublished 20 months ago by SCM