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Old 11-03-2010, 15:35   #16
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We loved the book, gave it to my son and he loved it as well. I may read it again, I did not find it disturbing at all...
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Old 11-03-2010, 16:18   #17
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I've enjoyed many Farley Mowat books including this one. His book titled "The Serpent's Coil" about deep-sea tugs is also a great read and high on my list of nautical books.

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Old 11-03-2010, 17:23   #18
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Love Farley's stuff. I don't know where Itchy Ass Sally is now but many years ago she sat in Port Credit Harbour for a few years in near derelict state.
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Old 11-03-2010, 19:19   #19
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I loved it....in fact any newbie considering buying a project MUST read it...! Actually ...make that ANYONE thinking about buying a project.....
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Old 11-03-2010, 20:14   #20
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Bay of Spirits, his most recent book is pretty good. In a way it sort of recaps a lot of his previously written-about adventures. I think The Dog Who Wouldn't Be is my all-time favorite, though. A Whale for the Killing is just too damned sad, but the book this thread is about is a total hoot. There's a lot more like that in Bay of Spirits.
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Old 11-03-2010, 20:38   #21
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Here in Newfoundland some Newfoundlander's are not to comfortable with the way he used people here, I know I asked once when I was trying to find out where he had bougth his boat, not a good question to ask on the sourthern shore.
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He was pretty upset over the whales that were slaughtered and left to rot after becoming landlocked in some bay. He wrote a book about it and lost a lot of friends. Was the book "A Whale for the Killing"? He talks about it in "Bay of Spirits: A Love Story"
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Old 12-03-2010, 00:11   #23
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Has anyone read this book by Farrely Mowat?
Read Farrely Mowat? I AM Farrely Mowat!.....


... well, some days I am anyways...
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Trying to explain why this book is funny is like trying to explain English humour to an American. Some of them just don't get it. My wife is one of them. She watches Monty Python and just shakes her head..........m
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Oh and its not a book about sailing its about drinking while doing somethings concerning a boat. (I think?).........m
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I read it years ago. I found it mildly entertaining. But I did not find it disturbing, because I never thought of it as being a invitation to emulate his example.
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Anyone read his "Grey Seas Under" about the Foundation Franklin, The tug which started the Foundation line. The Franklin and the Josephine were both stationed here in Bermuda at times.
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My mothers side of the family is from nfld and we visited for the summer for several years in the late 60s. I remember my father sitting up all night reading TBWWF in the kitchen and laughing out loud. In nfld I saw many of the things written about in TBWWF like the compass with a corroded card that wouldnt turn, people chewing food with their dentures in hand, and of course the three rules of rum drinking. I think its hysterical that some people think he made it all up!
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One of the funniest books I've read.
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