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Fastnet, Force 10

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014


    This is a tough read. It is written in the style of a newspaper reporter who's editor went on a long vacation--i.e., it didn' t get edited. The author goes on and on (just the facts) with endless details from his reporter's notebook, without ever letting the reader get to know anyone enough to care about what happened to them. No interesting stories, no captivating narratives, no evidence that the author had any more writing skill than an insurance adjuster filling out an accident report. I love to sail and normally find sailing disaster stories fascinating and instructive. But reading this one is like watching bottom paint dry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2006

    Sailing at its best- Fastnet, Force 10

    Fastnet, Force 10 W.W. Norton & Company Ltd., 2000, 280p.p. John Rousmaniere ISBN 0-393-30865-0 Imagine a book that is extremely intense and action packed that involves large sail boats and a dangerous race. Multiply that by 5, and you have ¿Fastnet, Force 10¿. John Rousmaniere, the author, has been sailing for over forty years, and has written the best selling sailing manual. He says that this was the worst storm that he has experienced at sea. Rousmaniere is such a captivating writer that he has the reader in his shoes during one of the most fearsome storms that he has ever experienced. I enjoyed this book because of its intensity. It is not the adventurous book that I thought it would be, but it made up for it with the imagery and description. Somehow, sailing books always seem to be interesting when they are about storms at sea, but this is by far the most interesting that I have read yet. I enjoyed reading it, and recommend it to any high school student or adult that enjoys a relatively short, fun read.

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