Monday, November 12, 2012
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.