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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea Hardcover – May 17, 1997
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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.
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Junger has been described as writing like "a poet who went to meteorology school." He is not a poet. His style, for the most part, is workmanlike. But he tells his tale without undue dramatics, letting the events speak for themselves - while the main character, the sea, sits massively at the outer limit of our human comprehension.
Start this book and it is like running downhill at the edge of control; you know the ending is not going to be pretty, but it isn't that easy to stop.
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Amazing amount of information, with details from a variety of sources. Some parts were too disturbing for me to read them fully, but I do understand why they needed to be included. Read morePublished 18 days ago by jayel
Extremely interesting and well written but I say that about all his books. Have never been disappointed in any of them.Published 1 month ago by bennie
Better than the movie and the movie was really good. I've been fishing for the better part of 50 years (including deep sea off Long Island) but I didn't realize that some of those... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Outdoorsman
The Perfect Storm, will have you laughing, and crying, and weeping, and chuckling, and sobbing. Mostly sobbing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James Girard
This a great telling of a tragic event. Once you start its hard to put down. highly recommended, a good readPublished 3 months ago by justin hapner