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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. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I found this book to be exciting at times, but dull at other times with too much technical jargon.
These are minor distractions as Junger recounts the story of the fishing boat the 'Andrea Gail' and its disappearance during a particularly violent 'perfect storm'.
Sebastian Junger does an incredible job of making this book as realistic and suspenseful as possible, without stretching the actuality of the story.
I soo enjoyed this book. We have all seen the movie but this is far less sentimental. Lots of great detail and lovely writing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by susuandmo
Sebastian Junger does very well in recreating the story for not experiencing it first hand or even second hand. Read morePublished 1 month ago by forrest butler
I bought this after seeing the movie as I wanted to know how they knew what happened. this gives a great insight into how they figured this out and also a history of fishing there. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Meadows
I saw the movie years ago and it was very impactful. My husband and I recently returned from a vacation to Gloucester, MA and it was our first visit since the huge storm in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Holly K
Obviously when the rights to this book were purchased by Hollywood to make the film, they had to do a great deal of changes and speculation, as the book and film are barely alike. Read morePublished 2 months ago by UniversityDoc
The explanation of how the storms converged and of New England fishing was on the mark. The story line pulle it all together really well.Published 3 months ago by dtk
I bought this book for my daughter and she loves it. She is truly enjoying reading it and can't seem to put it down.Published 3 months ago by Michele L. Thompson
i like the convienece of ordering online we dont have a big selection of books where i live so i love the fact i can order itPublished 4 months ago by ladonna harrison
A fantastic adventure. I really enjoyed the book, and of course, the movie. This is one for the shelf of any fisherman or boater.Published 4 months ago by Craig V. I.