The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey
"... and shook my head at his use of the word fisherwoman. I hate the term, and can never understand why people think I would be offended by being called a fisherman. I have often been confused by terms such as "male nurse,"...more
She wrote a fun book basically because of the attention she received from the novel and film, "The Perfect Storm". Everyone wondered "who is this woman" "Is she for real?" She is indeed.
A woman to be admired
Linda Greenlaw captained an American sword boat. By itself, this is an accomplishment worthy of respect. More than that, she became one of the most successful captains in the fleet. And as "The Hungry Ocean" attests, she is also an accomplished writer with a fine eye for detail. I don't say things like this often, but this is a woman who "walks the walk", AND "talks the talk." A woman to be admired.
Forced by international law to fish a thousand miles from their home ports,...more
The hungry ocean by Linda Greenlaw is, in my opinion, the absolute worst book I've ever laid my eyes on. I have no idea how this book got onto New York times best seller. They probably fell into the same trap as me looking at the cover quickly and reading the Andrea Gail.
The crew members are all drunks accept the captain. Their use of vulgar language is enough to make you throw the book away. There lack of responsibility made the captain on her toes But there is somewhat of a...more
As a non-fiction relating the events aboard a 100-foot fishing vessel, the author use...more
Very detailed descriptions of fishing trips from one of the best captains on the water.
Linda lives on Isle au Haut off the coast of Maine where there are cloe to 50 year round residents and many more during the summer months.
Love hearing of the fishing tales and the community on the island.
Starts out where Linda and Bob are at the local restaurant for their last breakfast on the mainland for 30 days. The ship is ready and she just knows she left something off th...more
Apparently, Greenlaw became a source of public fascination after Junger published the Perfect Storm crediting her to...more
In this inspiring story, Linda shares experiences coming from the crew and herself. Her boat, the Hannah Boden is the sister ship to the Andrea Gail, which had sunk during the Perfect Storm. Linda grew up at Isle de Haus, a small...more
Greenlaw's experiences as captain of a swordboat really showcase several strengths that she (and her crew, too) has that make them a successful team: passion for fishing, stamina and endurance, and the ability to deal with a life that has no guarantees (not even a paycheck). It's an intense life...more
This book, written by the captain of the sister ship to the Andrea Gale (of Perfect Storm fame), follows a crew on a representative fishing voyage that DOESN'T end in mutiny, death o...more
Greenlaw gives readers an insiders glimpse at what ma...more
I wanted that charisma in The Hungry Ocean, and it's there. It's in all the fishing tall tales, the childhood stories about Maine, the yarns about crazy crew members. The overarching narrative, however, was a bit of a bumpy ride. There was a lot of technical jargon, and...more
The other aspect that surprised me was the chanciness of it all, of finding the fish, finding enough to make it worth the time and expense invested, and then the...more