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Posted September 14, 2012
Interesting but not something I'd buy at full price
This book was adequate but not compelling or particularly well written. I learned some new scientific facts about great white sharks and I appreciated that. However, I'd describe this book as more of a diary of the daily drudgery of scientific research. The account lacked the highs, lows, strengths, and weaknesses of interpersonal relationships. The conclusion lacked the sense that all of the sacrifices were worth the gain of a treasure trove of scientific knowledge. I was left feeling as though the writer wrote this book to assuage her conscience. I wanted more and this book failed to deliver for me.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 19, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed Susan Casey's 2011 book The Wave. Devil's Teeth, an earlier book, is not as interesting but I learned much about coastal California and the Farillon Islands. I hesitated a long time before buying this book because I'm not very interested in the Great White shark. Ultimately, I purchased the book because I enjoy Susan Casey's writing style. This author writes very well and doesn't disappoint.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 22, 2008
unbelievable! but not in a good way
I read this book and though it was very interesting but as some others have said the author is selfish. Great writer but ethics are not great. The funds from this book should go to the research station that she destroyed while writing this book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.