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  • Posted October 24, 2009

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    The Ocean Isn't Hungry Enough

    "The Hungry Ocean" is very well written, and the author's conversational story-telling is easy to follow. She paints a beautiful picture of the ocean and exposes all details of the trials and tribulations of working at sea. The crew and their interactions are very entertaining. However, sometimes the descriptive nitty-gritty details of hooking and baiting fish are just plain boring. There was little excitement and no catching climactic point. The ending wrapped up a little too quickly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2008

    Linda Greenlaw is a true hero.

    This book is really great if you¿re an ocean lover like I am. When she wrote this story I felt like I was actually on the boat sitting right next to her. Linda describes everything with such detail. For instance at the part when describes the bait in such a stupendous way. She talks about the height, weight, color and you name it about the bait. Another really awesome thing about the book is the appendix. It was really cool that she put the expenses in the book. The expenses show how real the story is and especially the map. The map shows the readers where the story is coming from. My absolute favorite thing about the book though is the characters. The crew members are like family in the story, there personalities are very different but they all spend an entire fishing trip together. Linda Greenlaw is a great captain of the Hannah Boden. She really seems to understand the ocean and sword fishing. She really shows how hard it is to captain an entire ship but how much she loves it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2001

    Swordfishing-what a wicked good life

    Learning about the life of a swordfisherman gave me alot to ponder. After reading this book, I felt as if Iwas ready to set sail for the Grand Banks. It's a hell of a life but you have to admire people who just keep coming back for more.

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