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The Perfect Storm
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea | Sebastian Junger
20 posts | 45 read | 22 to read
Presents a vivid account of a history-making storm that hit the New England coast in October 1991 and the lives it changed, weaving together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and personal accounts. Tour.
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Macnjen
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This book is a telling of a collision of storms off that created havoc for not only the F/V Andrea Gail but for the community as well. There's lots of weather science in the book that I found riveting, similar to Erik Larson or Mary Roach. If you like non-fiction and are an extreme-weather-outdoor-survival-story kind of reader then you will like this book.#litsyAtoZ for the letter J and it completes my challenge!

marleed I read this book years ago and keep it on my shelves still. It gave me mad respect for fishermen - particularly of the sword variety! 9mo
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CrowCAH
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#ConflictedWorlds #PersonVsNature

Men battle against the perfect storm of monumental proportions! 🌊

Eggs I loved this book and movie 💨🌊💙 14mo
CrowCAH @Eggs I‘ve watched the movie and found it riveting! 14mo
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Addison_Reads
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#SpringSentiments Day 7 @Eggs

When dealing with an angry sea remaining #Buoyant is always a good thing.

Eggs I read the book and watched the film. Nature is a formidable opponent. Well done👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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MoMogrl
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Pickpick

Listened this on audio book. I wish more of the book was about the storm itself, and less of a summary of the fishing industry. Overall it was still good.

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HufflepuffGirl90
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I just can‘t imagine how terrifying that would be. #quotes #constructionatsea

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HufflepuffGirl90
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Weather forecasts.... I love it! #quotes

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HufflepuffGirl90
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Eggs
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Cinfhen Still can‘t wait to read this one 3y
squirrelbrain Good one! 🌊 3y
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marleed
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Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away. #GimmeShelter

I liked both book and movie. This book taught me to appreciate detail in storytelling. And can I just give a shout out to swordfisherman - like, what the hell are you thinking!!?

Litsy Challenge Day 8 #MayMovieMagic #BookToMovie #GimmeShelter
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Cinfhen I‘m so down for the book & film. It‘s been lingering too long on my TBR 3y
rohit-sawant Nice! I've yet to check out both! 3y
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LiterRohde
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“In 1938, the hurricane put downtown Providence, Rhode Island, under 10 feet of ocean. The waves generated by that storm were so huge that they literally shook the earth; seismographs in Alaska picked up their impact 5,000 miles away.”

#QuotsyFeb19 | 23: #Motion

📷: Made with Typorama

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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so


It was good, but there was a lot of detail that I just ended up skimming over. The author talked to families and loved ones of the missing fishermen, and to some of the rescuers and survivors, as well as others who had a link to the people caught in the storm. There were a lot of people to keep track of, and I was unsuccessful at much of that, often forgetting who was who unless there was a reminder. Cont in comments...

LibraryCin There is no way to know what happened aboard the Andrea Gail, so that is kept to speculation about what most fishermen were likely to do in similar circumstances. Some of the fishing techniques upset me (trawling), and I‘m sure things have gotten worse since 1991 (and 1997 when the book was published), but that also wasn‘t news, sadly. Probably the most interesting parts of the book, for me, were the descriptions of the various rescues 4y
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Cinfhen
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#WinterWonderland #BlowNorthernWind conjured images of howling winds, enormous waves, erratic rains.... pretty much the elements that led to The Perfect Storm. Saw the movie, George Clooney ( what more do you need to know)😜💟

Cathythoughts George ♥️ 4y
TrishB Yeah George ❤️ I won Trivial Pursuits on a George question last night!! 4y
Cinfhen Ha!!! Trivial Pursuit!!! What‘s your best category?!? (edited) 4y
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TrishB @Cinfhen literature or history! My kids try never to have me end up on literature, though I failed one yesterday cos it was about Terry Pratchett (that‘s karma!). 4y
Cinfhen That‘s hilarious 😂 I think @MayJasper would appreciate that 👆🏽👆🏽 (edited) 4y
MayJasper @TrishB and @Cinfhen oh I do appreciate it 😂 4y
TrishB @Cinfhen I was hoping @MayJasper wouldn‘t notice 😂😂 4y
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Sweettartlaura
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Mehso-so

Wasn‘t crazy about this one.
It‘s sold as the story of the Andrea Gail, when it should follow whole storm, and the players, throughout. Since the last third is all but devoid of the Andrea Gail, Junger shifts to other rescues happening in the Atlantic at that time. Great... but feels like filler because up ‘til then, it was all about one ship & her crew.
If you‘re interested, it‘s worth a read. But you can watch the movie and be done, too.

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Lcsmcat
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Of course we stopped by the Carteret County Library book sale on our way home from the beach. #bookhaul #noselfcontrol

Reviewsbylola How can you see a library sale and not stop? That would be impossible! 4y
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KimHM
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Gloucester, Massachusetts Fishermen‘s memorial. 📚💙🌊

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UnabridgedTomes
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Add in: room for my family to stay with us as needed and ALL THE TOILET PAPER, and we're as ready for Irma as it's possible to be.

mcipher I hope you don't need any of it and it just passes right by! 5y
UnabridgedTomes @mcipher thanks! You and me and the whole state of Florida! 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like good planning to me....make sure to charge phones, nooks, and kindles as well as tablets and download some books from your cloud/archives/whatever before the storm arrives. 🤞you won't need any of it. 5y
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ReadingSusan Here's hoping it slows down/passes by! 5y
Bklover Stay safe! 5y
Beachesnbooks Be safe!! Sounds like you are very prepared! 5y
Posemn Sounds like you are well prepared to hunker down. Stay safe! 5y
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Eggs
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"Going to sea is going to prison, with a chance at drowning besides." Samuel Johnson

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dannii.elle.reads
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"How do men act on a sinking ship? Do they hold each other? Do they pass around the whisky? Do they cry?"
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A heartbreaking account of the last moments of those aboard the fateful last voyage of the Andrea Gail.
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#theperfectstorm #sebastianjunger #amreading #currentlyreading #bookandnature #bookstagram #bibliophile #booklover #bookworm #bookdragon #booknerd #withnature #bookdragon #booknerd #booknerdigan #bookish #booksoutofdoors #booksoutside

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HauntedOrchid
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Well, it had some really good points... but it also had some really boring, information dumping points, too. Did not care for the narration. Half the time he sounded bored with the story.

Very long audio book!

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Mamashep
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#booksetbythesea - and, in this case, on it. My hubby read this. I can't after seeing the movie. #somethingforseptember #septphotochallenge #septemberphotochallenge

akfreeborn Great pick! 6y
bookishkai It's actually not really anything like the movie. The movie is full of adventure and drama, and while there is a bit of it in the book, it's really more a very good history of sword fishing, New England fishing communities, and the issues that made Billy Tyne make the choices he did. 6y
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