Godforsaken Sea : The True Story of a Race STALLED

by Derek Lundy | Sports |
ISBN: 0385720009 Global Overview for this book
Registered by barker-tx of Katy, Texas USA on 1/18/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by barker-tx from Katy, Texas USA on Sunday, January 18, 2004
Story of the Vendee Globe race of 1996-1997, where single-handed sailors compete in a non-stop race from France, by way of Antarctica, non-stop.

Two women entered the race, three men had to be rescued and one man died in the race.

If you like sailing or adventure, you will probably enjoy this book.

Journal Entry 2 by barker-tx from Katy, Texas USA on Thursday, April 01, 2004

veronikaMM (Austria)

Journal Entry 3 by winglabmomnmwing from Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Monday, May 03, 2004
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5/10/04 update - finished this last night. I liked this book a lot, but I have one complaint - this style of writing non-fiction books, where the story starts out and then the author digresses to give background info - is getting to me! I knew how this one turned out (I vividly remember the footage of the pick-ups), and I love all of the additional information, but....sheesh! We hear about the accidents in the first few pages of the book, but don't get back to the guys floating around in the water until ~page 150!!!! Maybe I just like a bit more "narrative flow". And, if you didn't know what was going to happen, it could be incredibly annoying. Well, probably just cranky old me :)

But, again - I did like this (aside from my one gripe)- thanks for sharing!

5/19/04 - mailed to Mom-of-one.

Journal Entry 4 by Mom-of-one from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, May 24, 2004
And a sailing adventure around Antarctica! I'm thrilled!!!!! Thanks!

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