Island Born (2012)
Island Born (2012)
4.32 of 5 Votes: 3
0983266913 (ISBN13: 9780983266914)
Sandy Back Press
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I received this book through the Goodreads First Reads program, and I have to admit I mostly got it thinking that my boyfriend would enjoy it, as he has always dreamed of sailing around the world. While the first half of the book definitely did not make me want to join him on a circumglobal sailing adventure, the book was undeniably fascinating. Not only is the story intriguing, with maritime adventures, intercultural interactions, and an unusual romance, but (contrary to what you sometimes find in these types of autobiographical adventures) the book is incredibly well-written. In the end, I thoroughly enjoyed this glimpse into Frank Burnaby's life, and found myself at the end wishing that I could learn more about their lives after where the story concluded. Truly a wonderful surprise and highly recommended. 4 AND half stars The sailing part reminds me of "The Old Man and the Sea" and the island part reminds me of "The Beach" by Alex Garland. Both great reads by the way. This is one of the many books about adventure and romance of the sea and nature. It does not disappoint. Set in the mid 70's, the author and his wife set out to sail around the world and then settle into a uninhabitated island. It is one of those books that was hard to put down. I found myself sitting up late at night saying "Just one more page."Note the author graciouly gifted a copy to me in a give-a-way. The review however is my honest opinion.
I received this book through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. Review to follow soon!
A good book with interesting characters. I won this book on Goodreads. Thank you
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