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Old 27-05-2011, 13:58   #1
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Lobster Chronicles

I'm currently reading The Lobster Chronicles by Linda Greenlaw, a lady lobsterman. I'm not at all familiar with the area or lobstering. It's an OK read, doesn't keep me up all right but lots of sweetly familiar nautical lingo. Anybody read the book and have comments about it?
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Old 27-05-2011, 14:23   #2
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Re: Lobster Chronicles

Haven't read it, nut if you have access to the Discovery Channel, she is on the show Swords: Life on the line, where sjhe has switched over to long lining for swordfish..
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Re: Lobster Chronicles

I've read Lobster Chronicles and I think one other book by Linda Greenlaw. It gives good insight into island living in Maine and life on the water. I have a lot respect for her in following her dream for a life on the water as a captain of a swordfishing boat and now on a lobster boat.
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I guess I had it backwards...
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Re: Lobster Chronicles

I liked her book "The Hungry Ocean" much better. In that, she comes off as competent, tough, smart,a bit mysterious. . . . In "The Lobster Chronicles," even though it's a fascinating look at life on a small island, I think the author comes off as a bit neurotic, less captivating than in her first book.
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I guess I had it backwards...
No, you're right. Just out of timing, a bit :-)

Greenlaw was the sword fishing boat captain in real life who was in the "Perfect Storm" (and the one depicted in the movie).

After the Perfect Storm, she went home to Maine and back to lobstering.

Now, after several books and several years, she's back to sword fishing, and has written a first book about it. Apparently, her first stint back was aboard a wholly unsuitable boat...a wreck. Interesting read.

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