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The Wave by Susan Casey
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Feb 28, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read in February, 2011

It was ok. 3/4 of the book is a surfer lovefest. Maybe a Laird Hamilton crush. Don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Laird and all the big wave surfers. I enjoy surfing (not anywhere near their level). It is just that having watched the dvds Riding Giants and Step Into the Liquid I could have written 3/4 of this book. Ok, I will be fair 1/2 the book. I enjoyed rehashing what was already covered in the movies. I liked the maritime disasters. I wish she put more research into her book. More story telling in the maritime. I just saw a 48 hours mystery type documentary on the Oceanus. She glossed over this and said the Captain and crew left first and that was about it. Too bad she didn't take the time to research this tragedy. She could have really brought up a fascinating and gut wrenching story. The bay in Alaska was fascinating. I thought the book would be equal parts surf, maritime, tsunami, science. Of course, not surprisingly, the science she uses is suspect. She is part of the "Global Warming" cult. It was disappointing because it is titled Wave. I thought it would be more about the wave.
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Grant Miller So true about the Laird Hamilton lovefest. It was so obvious that it was uncomfortable to read at times.

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