At first the book Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage was difficult for me to continue reading. Although the imagery was very descriptive, it was a little too much to keep me interested in the story line. I found it somewhat confusing because it was not in chronological order, which also contributed to my difficulty in following the story line. I kept pushing through to find it got a little easier to read as it progressed. As I was reading, I kept thinking of all the episodes of deadliest catch that I have watched and thinking about how difficult it is to be on a boat let alone when there are storms and bad conditions. The ice cutting through the boat was described in such a way that it seemed as if it was the worst possible thing to be battled with while on a boat.
I almost feel bad referring the the Endurance as a boat when they describe her so eloquently and human like as well as personifying her. I enjoyed the introductions to all of the men on the boat as well as getting an idea of their roles in the whole process of evacuating the boat and got to see the motivation within each of the men. I can absolutely see how the topic of motivation will run through this book. As a little background was given on each of the men, I felt I could see what motivated each of them and was surprised to find that it varied.