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A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The best book I've read in I don't know when

From the first page to the last, this is definitely one of the best written books I have read in recent years. The art with which Tori writes is a rare gift indeed. I felt like I was on the Pearl myself, and this is what a good writer will do; bring you along with the...
From the first page to the last, this is definitely one of the best written books I have read in recent years. The art with which Tori writes is a rare gift indeed. I felt like I was on the Pearl myself, and this is what a good writer will do; bring you along with them. Thanks for the ride of a life, and I highly recommend it to anyone.

posted by RudyAR on December 18, 2010

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5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Oh, the irony

While overall I enjoyed this book, I realized that the author was incapable of seeing the irony of her words. She attended the finest elite school (who was paying all those tuitions and fees?), she was constantly globe-trotting on expeditions of her own creation, not on...
While overall I enjoyed this book, I realized that the author was incapable of seeing the irony of her words. She attended the finest elite school (who was paying all those tuitions and fees?), she was constantly globe-trotting on expeditions of her own creation, not one of which served any humanitarian purpose, and yet she writes that one of her roles (and that of her seemingly well-heeled husband) was to make the rich feel uncomfortable. She's all about social justice, but excuse her while she treks across Antarctica, or goes backpacking in Africa, or spends months on two adventures on the high seas finding herself. She is beyond self-absorbed. She depends on others for money and manpower to indulge in her hobbies, while working a government job that apparently afforded her a lot of time off. In the end, I no longer cared if she made it or not.

posted by Anonymous on June 23, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    It was good, but...

    The beginning and middle were really, really slow and repetitive. The ending was amazing, but I felt that it was really rushed and didn't go into a lot of detail about the 2nd row. I was glad that I read it, but also glad when it was over.

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  • Posted December 16, 2011

    Adventurous or crazy? In hindsight does she ask herself the same?

    I read this for book club. Where were this woman's parents? What possesses a human to push and push? You will be so relieved when she "gives up" on her first attempt. The book is anti-climatic after her rescue, but still very thought provoking.

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