The Hungry Ocean : A Swordboat Captain's Journey

by Linda Greenlaw | Journals |
ISBN: 0786885416 Global Overview for this book
Registered by gensparkie of Arcata, California USA on 1/12/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by gensparkie from Arcata, California USA on Wednesday, January 12, 2005
An incredible, 5 star read. This book is about a typical swordfishing journey on a commercial boat through the eyes of a female swordboat captain. I finished the book way too fast and I am having trouble finding anything that even remotely compares in terms of having lots of action, good writing, and being able to learn something while reading.

Journal Entry 2 by lilysmom from Bellingham, Washington USA on Tuesday, April 05, 2005
I caught this book in Gen's 2001+ Ungenre book box.

Released 13 yrs ago (6/17/2005 UTC) at Postal release (Bellingham) in -- Mail or by hand-ring, RABCK, meetings, Washington USA

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I am sending this off to a fellow BCer in Canton GA.

Journal Entry 4 by tempestsans from Canton, Georgia USA on Thursday, June 23, 2005
RABCK! How kind - we're (DH & I ) kind of reading Linda's work a bit backward as we read Lobster Chorinicles, then All Fishermen are Liars and now will work our way through this one. when done it will follow the other 2 to Ikopiko in Germany as a pass it on RABCK.


update 6/28 - I've finished the book and enjoyed it and it's now moved onto DHs TBR (though he doesn't officially BC).

Journal Entry 5 by tempestsans at on Friday, November 11, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (11/11/2005 UTC) at

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shhhhh, a surprise RABCK to Ikopiko by mail! (DH has read and enjoyed it too so it's time to move it along)

Journal Entry 6 by wingIkopikowing from Hesel, Niedersachsen Germany on Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Surprise, surprise ! I loves surprises !!! Thank you so much for this book, tempestsans ! And for the newspaper ;-)

26.12.2006
Ich habe es doch tatsächlich noch geschafft, das Buch in diesem Jahr zu lesen ;-) Ich hatte schon ein Buch der Autorin das mir besser gefallen hat. Dieses wurde doch zunehmend langweilig...

Journal Entry 7 by wingIkopikowing at Taraxacum-Café in Leer, Niedersachsen Germany on Tuesday, January 16, 2007
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Kommt mit zum meetup.

Journal Entry 8 by wingIkopikowing at Börse in Aurich, Niedersachsen Germany on Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (2/15/2007 UTC) at Börse in Aurich, Niedersachsen Germany

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Kommt mit zum meetup.

Journal Entry 9 by Torgin from Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, February 15, 2007
I've grabbed it today at the meetup in Aurich. As I've already read it in German I won't read it again but take it with me to Edinburgh next month to re-release it in an English speaking place ;-)

Journal Entry 10 by Torgin from Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Casts off to new shores with Nordkind's Meerbox.

Journal Entry 11 by Susammelsurium from Hamburg - Barmbek, Hamburg Germany on Thursday, July 10, 2008
Garnicht gesehen, daß ich vorläufig die letzte Station der Box bin... weil schon tief die Nase (S. 88) in diesem Buch, von dem ich bereits hörte. Kurios, daß der Anstoß dieses Buches, "Der Sturm" von Sebastian Junger, ebenfalls mit der Box zu mir kam. Ich habe schon einige Dokumentationen über diese Art des Fischfangs gesehen. Über und von Linda Greenlaw zu lesen, macht die Bilder noch klarer. Schon jetzt bin ich begeistert...

Nachtrag, 21. 7. 2008: ... und ich blieb begeistert und fasziniert, bis zum Schluß. Inzwischen habe ich auch den "Sturm" gelesen, der mich ebenso faszinierte. Die beiden Bücher werden daher zusammen in der Box weiterreisen.

I didn't realize I'm the last station of Nordkind's Box for the time being... because I'm already absorbed by this book (page 88). I've seen some documentaries about this kind of fishing before. Reading from and about Linda Greenlaw further enlightens those pictures. I'm intrigued already...

Update, July 21th 2008: ... and I stayed that way right to the end. An extraordinary life and an extraordinary way to tell about it. I've read "The Perfect Storm (Der Sturm)" by Sebastian Junger afterwards – this book, too, came to me with the Box, and the two are going to travel on together.

Journal Entry 12 by wingNordkindwing from Hamburg - Barmbek, Hamburg Germany on Friday, August 15, 2008
Found this book in my bookbox.

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