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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea Hardcover – May 17, 1997
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Like a Greek drama, The Perfect Storm builds slowly and inexorably to its tragic climax. The book weaves the history of the fishing industry and the science of predicting storms into the quotidian lives of those aboard the Andrea Gail and of others who would soon find themselves in the fury of the storm. Junger does a remarkable job of explaining a convergence of meteorological and human events in terms that make them both comprehensible and unforgettable.
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Junger's time in the Korengal is also the subject of the documentary feature film Restrepo, which Junger directed with award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington. Restrepo, which won the 2010 Grand Jury Prize for documentary at Sundance, will be released theatrically as a National Geographic Entertainment presentation of an Outpost Films Production in July, and will have its worldwide television premiere on the National Geographic Channel this fall.
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Junger has been described as writing like "a poet who went to meteorology school." He is not a poet. His style, for the most part, is workmanlike. But he tells his tale without undue dramatics, letting the events speak for themselves - while the main character, the sea, sits massively at the outer limit of our human comprehension.
Start this book and it is like running downhill at the edge of control; you know the ending is not going to be pretty, but it isn't that easy to stop.
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Bought this for my sister. She talked about it constantly, lots of facts apparently. Some insight into the characters. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
"Maybe," "probably," "likely," "perhaps," all words that permeate this boring read that's billed as a true story of men against the sea. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SLADE
I first read this book when I picked it up as a mass market paperback at the grocery store in the 90s when I was going on a beach vacation. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Edgar Mihelic
There is a genre of "omiscient technical narration of a disaster". This is one of the best.Published 3 months ago by Aaron Smith
I loved the movie and know I'll love the book. I started reading it, but I'm not finished yet.Published 3 months ago by Lori L Staton