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Tony HorwitzTrawler nonetheless paints a memorable and unexpectedly tender portrait of men who perform one of the world's most demanding jobs.
— The Washington Post
“One of the most thrilling and inspiring books about science I've ever read . . . hours of pleasure offered by an enchanting dinner guest [who] often reveals himself to be foolishly bold, comically inept, intellectually astute and a madcap driver: Mr. Toad with a Ph.D.”
–Bruce Barcott, The New York Times Book Review
“Trawler read[s] like The Perfect Storm meets Monty Python.”–Outside
“O'Hanlon is an adventurer worthy of the word–a credentialed naturalist, a rompish wanderer, a sparkling armchair companion, a bit of a goof and also a smashingly evocative writer. . . . In that wild and exhilarating junction where human and nature meet, he pursues the joys of discovery.”–Los Angeles Times Book Review
Posted February 28, 2006
I loved this book! Instead of the typical North Atlantic adventure story I expected, I found myself exploring the philosophies and yearnings of the hardest-working seamen I've ever read about, written by a seasick (for awhile) author who could hold his own in conversation, if not in fish filleting. There is rough weather aplenty, and I'm carrying around great visuals of wild ocean in storm and sun. Different, and unforgettable.
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