The Perfect Storm

I was talking with Elsa tonight… About some books that had a profound effect on my psyche. The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger was one of them – it basically kick started my ‘disaster’ book obsession – by which followed – Into Thin Air, Into the Wild, Endurance, Between a Rock and a Hard Place and about 3 other ‘lost at sea’ books where people ended up doing cannibalism, blood drinking and the like. The Perfect Storm however had a great blend of speculation, fact and excitement – it really moved me. The last hours of the lives of these fishermen… the horrendous conditions of the sea that night… terrifying and riveting. I highly recommend it (9/10).