Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-11-2018, 08:48   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Fiction for Cruisers

Looking for fiction recommendations geared to boaters. I recently learned that my first novel made it onto the "Books for Cruisers" list at LibraryThing by a cruiser that was reading it during Hurricane Florence. (See Cruiseheimers's books | LibraryThing). What other online lists are there where the cruising community goes for good fiction geared to them? Thanks for your help.
__________________

ArmadilloIsland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2018, 20:20   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 2
Re: Fiction for Cruisers

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmadilloIsland View Post
Looking for fiction recommendations geared to boaters. I recently learned that my first novel made it onto the "Books for Cruisers" list at LibraryThing by a cruiser that was reading it during Hurricane Florence. (See Cruiseheimers's books | LibraryThing). What other online lists are there where the cruising community goes for good fiction geared to them? Thanks for your help.
I hardly recommend the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian. Beginning with Master and Commander and ending 21 volumes later with Blue at the Mizzen, it's a fascinating tale of Royal Navy Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and shipmate,, secret agent/surgeon/naturalist Dr. Steven Maturin as they and their crew battle Napolean's French Navy. I've read all 21 volumes twice and will probably start lap3 sometime this winter. They never get old.
__________________

Mennisco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2018, 20:24   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Kemah, TX
Boat: 1979 Cape Dory 30 Cutter
Posts: 101
Re: Fiction for Cruisers

If you like them so much why do you "hardly" recommend them?

Not too many cruising fiction fans I suppose....Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
J.Kitchens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2018, 20:28   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 2
Re: Fiction for Cruisers

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Kitchens View Post
If you like them so much why do you "hardly" recommend them?

Not too many cruising fiction fans I suppose....Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
I meant to say heartily. Voice typing laziness and poor proofreading skills apparently.
Mennisco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2018, 20:36   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Kemah, TX
Boat: 1979 Cape Dory 30 Cutter
Posts: 101
Re: Fiction for Cruisers

You can get the first twenty on Amazon.

The Kindle version is about the same price.
J.Kitchens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2018, 20:52   #6
Moderator
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 13,271
Re: Fiction for Cruisers

A great source of fiction for cruisers is available at your nearby, friendly yacht broker's office... just ask about some of his listings!

But seriously, there is so much good non-fiction relating to all the facets of cruising under sail that fiction is hardly needed... and from my observation, most of the related fiction is so full of technical blunders that I don't enjoy it much.

YMMV.

Jim
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II in the Pittwater for a few weeks
Jim Cate is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2018, 20:58   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Alameda, California
Boat: Islander 36
Posts: 42
Re: Fiction for Cruisers

The John MacDonald 'Travis McGee' are great. They are what is now called thrillers but the main character Travis lives on a houseboat in Florida and many of the plots revolve around boats and boating. Well written, good reads, there is a series of about 50 books.
smith8273 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2018, 21:06   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 9,578
Re: Fiction for Cruisers

I dont normally read fiction, but made an excpetion when a CF member asked for reviews of his new novel. There is a thread here on it. It is sort of a historic novel, with actual events and local indigenous lore woven into the story. I quite enjoyed it.

http://www.threesheetsnw.com/blog/20...fic-northwest/
belizesailor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2018, 21:33   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Sydney
Boat: Lagoon 400
Posts: 1,470
Re: Fiction for Cruisers

single 3 best and free recommendations:
CF, CF ansd CF

In particular anything to do with anchor or Lagoon or VMG or storm tecnicque.

You will be in fantasy world for years
arsenelupiga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2018, 05:05   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Re: Fiction for Cruisers

So, as far as an online library where boaters recommend fiction titles to other boaters, none of the boating zines or forums offering that on a full-time basis? Probably books are selected the "mainstream" way via blurbs, tag words and reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, etc.?
ArmadilloIsland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2018, 05:36   #11
Registered User
 
CatNewBee's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2017
Boat: Lagoon 400S2
Posts: 1,387
Re: Fiction for Cruisers

Jules Verne: 20000 leagues under the sea

There are lots of free e-books on the gutenberg.org web site, maybe you find something, also lots of free audio books on the Internet...
CatNewBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2018, 05:39   #12
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 22,284
Images: 2
pirate Re: Fiction for Cruisers

The 'Sharpe' series by Bernard Cornwell is a great read as well.. Coincidentally also set during the Napoleonic wats with settings in Portugal, France and India..
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cruise, cruiser

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Non-Fiction Sailing Books futurecruiser The Library 122 04-10-2018 21:04
Zap Stop - Fact or Fiction ? Roy M Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 42 13-09-2012 17:57
Facts and Fiction on US Registration and RCD Dertien Dollars & Cents 3 12-04-2010 20:59
Out running Weather..Fact or Fiction Stillraining Seamanship & Boat Handling 20 10-01-2009 21:32
Bermuda Triangle: Fact or Fiction knottybuoyz Off Topic Forum 55 13-04-2007 15:59



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:16.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.