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Sebastian Junger’s “The Perfect Storm” was one of the best books I ever read twice. The movie version was kinda okay, but it ignored significant details IMO.

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8 Responses to “Homogeneous Diversification Hot Links”

  1. Randy Says:

    Bunk: I live in the Pacific NW. 20+ years ago 3 fishing boats left the town of Anacortes, WA for the Gulf of Alaska for commercial fishing. They never returned and all hands were lost. A book was written about this and, even though I have never read it, I’ve been told that the story and the writing are as good as, if not better, than the Perfect Storm. For the life of me I can’t remember the title of the work but I can find out if you’re interested. Strangely enough I used to work in Easterm MA about the time of The Perfect Storm. I may be an albatross.

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Randy–

    Yes, I’m interested. There was another book I bought, written by Josh Slocum, the first sailor to circumnavigate the globe solo. His exploits were apparently the basis for “Robinson Carusoe.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing_Alone_Around_the_World

    The book is tedious yet fascinating. Slocum understated everything so you have to read between the lines a bit.

  3. Randy Says:

    I’m heading down to Anacortes on Wed. and will be talking to some people that knew the fishermen involved. I’ll get the name of the book from them (hopefully).

  4. Randy Says:

    Found it. It’s called “Lost at Sea-An American Tragedy”

  5. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Randy– Damn you for forcing me off of my online trolling time. Now I have to read it.

  6. Randy Says:

    In my lazy later years I just opt for the audio book and keep trolling.

  7. Randy Says:

    (Damn-hit enter way too soon) Some may call that lazy but I prefer to call it multi-tasking.

  8. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Randy– I multi-troll, but I’m polite about it.

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