Two Men in a Boat

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

From the outset, Shark Drunk (pleasurably) triggers memories of encounters with other ‘man and the sea’ books. Of course, there is the famous one. And Moby-Dick. Then there are the classics by Strøksnes’s compatriot Thor Heyerdahl, and Mark Kurlansky’s Cod and Redmond O’Hanlon’s Trawler. Most splendid of all is John Steinbeck’s The Log from the […]

Aqua Male

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

Yes, alas, the title is printed RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR in unspaced block capitals, as are the chapter headings, for no apparent reason. The other immediately noticeable feature of Philip Hoare’s new book is that its pages are dotted with grainy black-and-white photographs, in the manner pioneered by W G Sebald. As it turns out, it’s a book […]

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