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The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
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Dec 12, 2011

did not like it
Read in December, 2011

If you are someone who loves to read fact after fact, tons of boat history, and a book that has at least five different perspectives that the story is told in, in the first 20 pages, then this is the book for you.

"The Perfect Storm" Starts with Bobby and his girlfriend, Christian, sleeping. They wake up, and they round up their gang. Then they all head to a bar. Bobby and his friends drink and drink, and drink some more. Afterward, everyone in the group, not including Christian, go to the sword fishing boat that they are to work on.

While Bobby is away, which is a whole months time, Christian is worried sick. She knows that people out on sword fishing boats have a fairly large chance of not coming back. And when he does the drink, and drink, and guess what they drink even more. The next time he goes out the book explains all the parts of the boat. Who works what, their names. How long it takes to reach each destination the boat must reach. Where they are going. And everything thing else that you could imagine. After that the story is really hard to keep up with because out of the 225 pages 200 of them are boat history. The story jumps around from different people and to different boats.

I couldn't understand the story, but at least I knew what everything looked like and where they were, well most of the time. In all I would only give this story one star because it is all fact and information, not actually in story form.
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