Uncharted Watersby Theodore Carl Soderberg
Finally, not just a ripping good yarn of adventure in today's modern merchant marines, but an account of an actual event in the Arabian Sea. Take a ship loaded with jet fuel during operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, an unusual cast of characters, a woman connected to a mob boss in New Jersey, and an underwater seamount 9 miles off the coast of Oman, and you have Uncharted waters. Add a writer's obsession with the sea, a flair for the wacky,
an eye for the good life, and the ladies, and you will see this is no ordinary shipwreck. Exotic ports of call, and kooky shipmates, from; Sweethearts, to Sticklers, to Slobs to Saints and a cross-section of misfits for good measure, with hilarity and good humor, and a primer in seamanship, as we follow their adventures across the Pacific and beyond. "If you like to sail close too the wind, you'll be reading Uncharted waters."
The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)
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I have to admit that after reading this book, I feel like I have not only traveled all over the world but have fallen in love with an amazingly funny cast of characters! Seinfeld meet the Merchant Marines! This book is a easy, smooth flowing read with lots of adventure. The characters are not only plausible but I have become deeply connected with each of them. Blaze is not your typical female sailor, while being chased by the mafia lover she is able to steer all sea worthy off course with her quick pick-up lies to playing helpless to get help for her escape. Joe Bones and Shanghai Cid have a story for everyone and My favorite is Murry the K. I could write a whole book on just "Murry the K" alone. He is your OCD, drive everyone crazy, mommas boy Merchant Marine. I loved how Ted constantly played with Murry psychologically. Between the water spots to diving for sea sponges, Murry is the guy that we all hate but couldn't live without. There are also tender moments such as the authors personal love for the sea as a young boy with friends Dickey and Bobby, or fishing with his father in New York, at Lake Carmel. The tense moment of the Iraq war while trying to stay on task with a Sea Goddess and Yosemite Sam at the helm. Truth is, I laughed so hard with the "sailor talk" that I learned all sorts of new phrases like FUBAR and you just have to read the book to find out about Mongo's contest on the Diego Garcia! I highly recommend this book to everyone! It truly is the author's mind who has flair for the wacky, or as he is described by the back of his book, "an eye for the good life and the ladies". This novel is a true treasure of the sea!
This book is a great way to escape into an adventure! You feel like you're right there on the ship with a cast of over-the top characters. A great way to lose yourself laughing in a different world.