24 February 2007

In the Heart of the Sea


In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick is a good book- well written, well researched, and quick to read. It's the story of the Essex, a ship that was sunk by a whale and was the basis for Melville's Moby-Dick.

But I think I've reached my limit on disaster-type popular nonfiction like this. Even though the story was interesting and the men were brave, it is still a sad story that involves a lot of death. Making it into a thriller doesn't quite seem right. I don't much like thrillers anyway.

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