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Lost (R)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  53 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 1st 1986 by Warner Books (NY) (first published January 28th 1975)
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This is a great book about 3 people lost at sea in a capsized boat--it's also about God and faith and what that makes people do. A must-read. This is the first non-fiction book to become one of my all-time favorite books.
Aug 24, 2008 Cory rated it it was amazing
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PAGE TURNING account of 3 people who capsized off the Pacific coast of U.S. Most interesting was the perspective of the fundamentalist 7th Day Adventist on board. What an eye-opener!
Lee Yahnker
Jan 17, 2015 Lee Yahnker rated it really liked it
Great story. The referrals to the Seventh Day Adventist church were a bit overwhelming. Both sadness and joy are revealed.
Sergey Vasilyev
Jul 14, 2015 Sergey Vasilyev rated it it was amazing
Wonderful novel based on a real story. highly recommend for reading.
Paul Young
Jul 05, 2015 Paul Young rated it really liked it
Lost at sea book. Heartbreaking true story of an adventure gone wrong
Jun 12, 2014 Doug rated it liked it
Imagine being trapped on a sailboat with Rick Santorum for over seventy days and you'll have an idea of what "Lost" is about.

Lost is a very entertaining book but it seems to sacrifice telling the real trauma of being lost at sea for seventy days with little food or fresh water in favor of a constant debate between a true believer and an agnostic. I found the religious dialogue a little tiring, especially towards the end of the book.
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Feb 28, 2013 Joe Noir rated it it was amazing
One of the best non-fiction books ever written, and tells you almost everything you need to know about human nature.
Jun 16, 2013 Cecile rated it it was amazing
Could not put it down! Captivating story of three people lost at sea. Very good read.
Margaret Boehm
Jul 28, 2010 Margaret Boehm rated it it was amazing
good read
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He was born in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas in 1955. He then worked as a reporter and editor at the Houston Press.

Thompson joined Life Magazine in 1961 and became an editor and staff writer. While at Life he covered the JFK assassination and was the first writer to locate Lee Harvey Oswald's home and wife. Among his stories were coverage of the making of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely He
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