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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
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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.
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Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. Not as action packed as the film and much more detail (not a bad thing in either case).Published 2 days ago by chris c.
The book starts with a rather exhaustive and comprehensive catalog of fishing issues that may be of concern only to those who are associated with that occupation. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Susana Conde
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 1 month 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 2 months ago by bennie
I wanted to learn more about what it would be like to be ship wrecked. The book not only did that, but told about the men's thoughts and attitudes during storms that lasted days on... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Katheryn Haddad
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 3 months ago by Outdoorsman
The Perfect Storm, will have you laughing, and crying, and weeping, and chuckling, and sobbing. Mostly sobbing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by James Girard