Monday, November 12, 2012

Section 4

The more you read this book the more you appreciate exactly what these men are going through. When in the last sentence of this section they say how excited they are to see land because they haven't seen it in over a year, that should say everything you need to know. I thought it was cool how they told the guy who would be losing his feet to gangrene that they would allow him to be the first person to ever step foot on the island because in a situation as dire as all of them are in, and especially him, they need any morale boost they can get. I thought for sure one of the boats was going to be lost when the waves got big and the boats started taking on water. This book is truly a great testament of human will and perseverance and I am intrigued to see how it ends, and curious what causalities/significant injuries will be sustained by the whole crew in the end.


  1. I agree with you, after I read this book I appreciate these men. I also appreciate all the fisherman who go out on week and month trips I imagine they got through a lot of the same things as these men did (weather wise). I also believe that this book shows a great deal of will power. These men pushed themselves to their limits and succeeded, you don't hear about this that often.

    1. I agree, I couldn't wait to see what happens at the end, the best thing about the book is how they are all working it out together, and like you said the more you read the more you appreciate their struggle, and how they are managing each and every situation.