Down Time: Great Writers on Diving

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Ed Kittrell, Casey Kittrell, Jim Kittrell
Look Away Books, 1998 - American literature - 263 pages
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More than 35 passages from novelists, journalists, poets, playwrights, essayists, and scientists detail an intertwined passion for diving and the written word in this collection. From Robert Stone's portrayal of a diver who faces the terrorizing prospect of his air running out to Clare Booth Luce's search for the treasures of the underwater realm, every passage reveals a perspective of the world that only divers have known. Humor columnist Dave Barry battles a lobster and explains why staying on the ocean's surface is like "going to the circus and staring at the outside of a tent". From Rangiroa to the Red Sea, from deep within caves to the eerie light under ice, from the lethal silliness of nitrogen narcosis to the elation of soaring over unfathomable depths, every selection, like every dive, is a unique experience.

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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

Collection of short stories about SCUBA diving. Ranges from harrowing accounts to humorous anecdotes. Read full review

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User Review  - Renee - Goodreads

What makes this read great is the variety of stories and styles. It is easy to pick up since it is a collection of stories from multiple writers and it kept me entertained. I really enjoyed the Dave Barry and Michael Crichton stories. Read full review

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