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Wonderful sailor story!,
This review is from: We, the Drowned (Hardcover)
I got completely absorbed in this novel. It is a great epic, telling the story of the sailors of the Danish port Marstal , who sail the seas of all the world over 2 centuries. It is a tale about the men of the town and their longing for the sea, and the women, who are the eternal loosers when their men drown or disappear and leave them to fight for themselves alone.
The people of the various ages grow out of the book and absorbs you with their incredible and dramatic tales.
All through the book you feel Carsten Jensens love of the great sailing ships and the sadness over their disapperance. He follows the sailors in their dangerous journeys from New Foundland to Samoa and from the old sailing ships to the Atlantic convoys of the 2. world war.
It is not a dark book though - it is full of life, lust, horror and adventure and is wonderfully entertaining. Go read it and your world will expand!
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Initial post: Feb 25, 2011 12:38:49 PM PST
Mathew P. Sewell says:
Thanks for the review, I'm really looking forward to this book. I spent 6 years of my life in the Navy and you're certainly right, being a sailor is a hard life, for everyone involved, including the wives left behind.
Posted on Mar 4, 2011 5:43:42 AM PST
Eva--I did finally buy this book. Now I have to find time to read it! So you didn't do it for vine? Well, your review gives me hope that I will love it.
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