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Readers who have been on a cruise liner will recognize and laugh at the carefully drawn characters and comic situations the author has generated.
It was fun for me as an American to steep for awhile in the British and New Zealand cultures of the passengers as well as the glimpses into the ports of call.
I am not a sea cruiser, although I'd love the social and traveling and exploring aspect, I couldn't handle the being in a very large boat on the very larger ocean part. Having read Seventeen Seas, I feel as though I took the cruise and enjoyed it from my comfy reading chair.
Seventeen Seas is a non-fiction book that tells stories of a recent cruise. from New Zealand to the United Kingdom. The stories told are real, the places visited were told from the point of view of each character. That was very enlightening.
I liked the stories and felt the photos added more to the story. It helped me get a visual on what I was reading. The fact that Seventeen Seas is a true story was very appealing to me. As I never have been on a cruise, I found this read quite enjoyable. I recommend to readers of all genres.
With great observation skills and humour, the narrator introduces you to unique characters who allow you a glimpse into their thoughts, feelings, insights, fears and anxieties as they learn how to navigate their way through forty-six days across seventeen seas, with a bunch of fellow passengers.
One of the highlights of the novel is the real feel to it as it is based on a true story. Another is a very skilful way of portraying people by giving them an apt nickname and an array of habits and thoughts that reveal a lot about who they are, and who they would like to be. The descriptions of different experiences in the ports, their ambience and what they offer make it both factual and informative, as well as engaging equally to those who have been there, and those who would like to visit the ports in future.
I particularly enjoyed the fact that the story is being told from a point of view of a New Zealander among a population dominated by the British. I found the differences of cultures, accents and backgrounds of Kiwis, Aussies, Brits and a few other nationalities quite amusing.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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