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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.
Sebastian Junger offers mountains of research to provide a realistic account of the fishing vessel the Andrea Gail, a boat that disappeared without a trace during a super storm. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ace1339
Great movie... decent book (which that is usually the other way around). Too informative. Takes away from some of the suspense and entertainment. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James David Author of The Coast Guard Oracle
A wealth of information, all related in a straightforward businesslike manner. Junger has gone as far as he could with the men of the Andrea Gail--never substituting his own words... Read morePublished 3 months ago by L. A. Veronie II