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message 1: by kim (new)

kim This pretty much sums up how I felt after reading this one. I'll be adding my review soon.

message 2: by Linda (new)

Linda I completely agree with your review! I also plowed my way through this one so I could get on to my next read.

message 3: by Anne (new)

Anne Sums up my feelings about this one too.

message 4: by Nicoladuffy (new)

Nicoladuffy Plowing as we spak

message 5: by John (new)

John The answer is that 39 don't survive. But Grace does. She was always going to. By carefully ingratiating herself with those she sees might be helpful to her, by never showing her true feelings, by manipulating every situation and turning it to her advantage, she not only survives but prospers. The whole book is a metaphor - it's actually a handbook on how to use people and win.

message 6: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I totally agree with John. I wish I could have worded it like he did, because that is exactly the way it was.

message 7: by Anne (new)

Anne Simonot Well, this review sums up quite nicely how I felt about this book. Slim but took me forever to plow through it!

message 8: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Potts I am so amazed at some of these negative reviews, I guess there are so many different people and readers in the world. I loved this book and found there to be a lot of action, so I don't know what everyone is talking about. This book was so well written and so beautifully drawn, sometimes I would read passages again, just for the fantastic, beautiful writing - simply lushious. Anyway, if you think a book has no action, please read Carry The One, the book I read right before this one (The Lifeboat), there is very little action in that story, but it too was very well written, but not really half as good as this one. Please readers give this book a chance, it has so many things to like in it, I was truly mesmerized and astounded, and could not put it down.

message 9: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Sulzby It is the lack of character clarity and development of Grace in a situation where a deeper character would have captured the reader more fully. It is a beautifully written book but I agree with Lisa Christen's review about its lack. I do however look forward to more from this author.

message 10: by Sheila (new)

Sheila Elzey I agree completely!! Couldn't figure out why I struggled to get thru it.

message 11: by Colleen (new)

Colleen great review. It was spot on!

message 12: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Sulzby Now I want to go back to Goodreads and see whether the ratings there are inflated!

message 13: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Sulzby My own review parallels Lisa's, although with different aspects that I found troublesome. I just read a note about the author that said she had family members who were sailors/boat owners but that she based this story in part on an account in an old law book. That gives me a sense of the motivation of the author to make the main character so ambiguous--it still doesn't satisfy me, but it suggests why an author who can write such beautiful sentences would nevertheless create such shallow characters.

message 14: by Erika (new)

Erika Donald Skimmed the last 30 pages...glad it's over!

Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) Luscious. Lushes are drunks.

message 16: by Courtney (new)

Courtney Milford I know what she means. I usually love reading about books when people are lost at sea, but his was was just ok.

message 17: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth I think the reason Grace is so passive is that she, like the other passengers, is in a state of shock.

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