Books - Review

In the Heart of the SeaTrue story of the whaling ship Essex and her crew, who get sunk by a sperm whale and have to survive months in open boats. Lots of good background info too on the inhabitants of Nantucket island and life in a whaling community in the early 1800's.
by Nathaniel Philbrick
Score: 7.5
Published: 2000
Read: November 17th 2007


John said

Very good - all very interesting and plenty of whale blubber and cannibalism.

johnnysocks7 said on January 26th 2016, 08:19:00

Just re-read this one (January 2016) and thoroughly enjoyed it this time round, I would give it 8 or even 8.5! Beautifully told historical dramatic story, with plenty of details on the whaling industry.

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