The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet. Where they overlap, it is in every point of the overlap. - Novalis

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Wave ... and The Grey Seas Under

THE WAVE: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean By Susan Casey. Illustrated. 326 pp. Doubleday. Reviewed here in the NYTimes.

I suppose I'll never get to reading it but I can't resist pointing it out. In fact what it reminds me of is what seems to me the greatest book of seafaring adventure ever written, Farley Mowat's The Grey Seas Under (1958), which I am happy to see is still in print and reissued in 2001. It chronicles the activities of the salvage tug Foundation Franklin out of Halifax, Nova Scotia from 1930-1948 and simply must be read by anyone with the slightest interest in adventure stories - you won't believe what you read.

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