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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.
Junger's books does not tell a perfect story, but it is certainly great.
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'.
Although if you truly want to get a good idea of this book and really understand it, you should watch the movie.
An easy read which I usually looked forward to picking up. Goods and bads:
I enjoyed the mini-education on commercial fishing. Read more
Review of the Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger.
This book covers the famous unnamed storm which resulted in the deaths of those on the Andrea Gail, untold billions of dollars... Read more
An exciting story of the 1991 storm. Great character development. A message to everyone that despite the best laid plans of men, nature will prevail, demanding our respect and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rick
loved this book. if u enjoyed the movie u will still like this. even if u havent seen the movie. very factual.. talks alot about weather but still greatPublished 3 months ago by MissCos
The most boring book I've ever read, respectively, I did not finish it, because I decided not to spent my expensive free time with this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by jana wunschova
not bad at all. Quite informative. Sometimes a little bit too much with the technical stuff, but this was a great book. Much better than the movie, in my opinion.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
As usual the book is better than the movie. I think Junger did a better job of conveying the severity of the sea-state during this event than the movie did, for instance. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeffrey A Ross