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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.
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 22 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Jeffrey A Ross
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very exciting and emotional. Will be reading more of this authors work. A great read.Published 1 month ago by tdhr001
It was a great book regarding a major storm in history that caused great damage to life and property. Follows different people on land and sea and tells their story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert
This was an interesting book . I love most Sebastion Junger books and the writing style is always good. Read morePublished 3 months ago by pswinn
I had ordered and received this exact same book some weeks ago and some how misplaced it so I ordered another one but fortuanatel just yestderday I found the book in my truck. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Thomas Carr
I read this book twice. Or was it the movie that I saw twice?
In any case, Junger does a great job of reconstructing the final voyage of the ill-fated Andrea Gail. Read more