It's very technical, but I liked that.
Review to come.
The Hungry Ocean is another glimpse into the world of swordfishing, and was just as entertaining as the last Greenlaw book I read, All Fishermen Are Liars, although I have to admit that there was sometimes a little too much technical information for me. The detailed passages about compass headings and specialized equipment were relevant, but I do tend to fall prey to schools of brain farts when I try to read such things.
The main thread of t ...more
"... and shook my head at his use of the word fisherwoman. I hate the term, and can never understand why people think I would be offended by being called a fisherman. I have often been confused by terms such as "male nurse," ...more
Greenlaw tells us there are plenty of swordfish and her industry and ...more
She wrote a fun book basically because of the attention she received from the novel and film, "The Perfect Storm". Everyone wondered "who is this woman" "Is she for real?" She is indeed.
"As the boat came to a stop, I nodded to Carl, who leaned over the rail and grabbed the leader just below the snap. Standing up straight, Carl leaned into the rail with the tops of his legs nd hauled the leader, hand over hand, twisting his upper body to pull with his back and shoulders. Kenny and Ringo appeared at either side of Carl, each with a 16-foot-long-gaff. The gaff poles were 2-inch-diameter oak dowels, and eac ...more
A woman to be admired
Linda Greenlaw captained an American sword boat. By itself, this is an accomplishment worthy of respect. More than that, she became one of the most successful captains in the fleet. And as "The Hungry Ocean" attests, she is also an accomplished writer with a fine eye for detail. I don't say things like this often, but this is a woman who "walks the walk", AND "talks the talk." A woman to be admired.
Forced by international law to fish a thousand miles from their home por...more
It's rather obvious that this ...more
When she speaks of the sea and how navigating a boat works, it's all interesting .. I love the anecdotes about the crew. I like that the men call her "Ma".. and she is a tough gal who really knows her stuff.
I liked the technical details of the fishery, unlike a few reviewers apparently. I am confused why someone would read about a highly-technical field if they didn't want to be confronted with the details of that field? Oh right, beca ...more
Taken from the book"Finding a productive piece of water and protecting it from encroachers is ...more
The "Hungry Ocean" by Linda Greenlaw was a book that I could pick up and read again over and over. Myself, I love the ocean and fishing, so this book fits right in there. I didn't really think their were any downsides to this book because even in the beginning it got right into the story there was no waiting and I love to read books that jump right in and I'm sure you do too. "Anyone who loves the sea will love this book."
She's a woman. I'm a woman. And that's all good - and that's all that is good about this book.
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My mind is not geared to record and replay detail -mine records 'the gyst' of the scene and what was said, and the emotions- so it amazes me to read the level of detail that's remembered years later; every body motion, every look, that would have been remembered after revisiting her log books, is incredible to me. I"m sure this ...more
This is worth the read. It’s simple and straight forward. Fishing runs on both sides of our family (my husband’s saltwater, commercial and pleasure; mine, freshwater, all pleasure). It was very interesting to see what ...more
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