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A Whale for the Killing by Farley Mowat
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Mar 02, 2012

really liked it
Read from February 21 to 25, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. It opened my eyes to the mysteries of the Whale and the savage hunting that pursues them. In this book Farley Mowat does an extremely good job of portraying the scenery of the town he lives in. He is able to capture the ideas and ideals behind the population of the town. With this town in divide between the venture capitalists trying to industrialize the coast and the town natives trying to keep their old lifestyle of being fisherman and living off the coast.
In additon Mowat shares his captivating experience with a whale that comes into an off shore salt water pond and becomes trapped. At first the town trys to kill the whale, but with Mowat's efforts to protect it, it doesn't last long. The book tells the tragic story between the people of the town, Farley Mowat trying to help, and the poor stuck whale.

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02/21/2012 page 114

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message 1: by Sheri (new)

Sheri good summary of the story, a better review would include some critical analysis

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