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Boat Who Wouldn't Float by Farley Mowat
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Jul 03, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction
Recommended for: Meg, Debbie
Read in July, 2009 , read count: 2

First edition, signed.

Farley Mowat has the happy knack for making himself the butt of humorous stories which seem just unlikely enough to be true. I admit that much of the sailing jargon was lost on me, but Mowat's skill is such that I was able to laugh along, if not as heartily as a seafaring reader.
There is a similarity of style between Farley Mowat and James Thurber. If you like one of the two, I highly recommend reading something by the other.

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Meg I must check this out! I could use something Thurber-esque around now. Also, chocolate. But Thurber-esque will do.

Leah I must admit I have only read two of Mowat's books; this one and Dog Who Wouldn't Be, which is even more entertaining, particularly for dog-owners. Someday I must read more of his work.
Good luck on the chocolate hunt!

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