Caught by the Sea: My Life on Boats
Another such wave could easily be the end of us. I had to do something, fix something, save the boat, save myself.
Gary Paulsen takes readers along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance can be bliss. Also really stupid and incredibly dangerous. He tells of boats that have owned him—good, bad, and beloved—and how they got him through terrifying storms that he survived by sheer luck. His spare prose conjures up shark surprises and killer waves as well as moonlight on the sea, and makes readers feel what it’s like to sail under the stars or to lie at anchor in a tropical lagoon where dolphins leap, bathed in silver. Falling in love with the ocean set Gary Paulsen on a lifelong learning curve and readers will understand why his passion has lasted to this day.
From the Hardcover edition.
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CAUGHT BY THE SEA: My Life on BoatsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Spinning more vivid yarns from his anything-but-sedentary life, Paulsen (Guts, 2001, etc.) will enthrall even resolute landlubbers with this slim volume of nautical reminiscences. Writing around the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jasusc - LibraryThing
Like the audacious lifestyle he has written about, this book is not only entertaining but also full of the teaching treasures of nature. The nail biting, tormenting scenes of his boat almost capsizing ... Read full review