View Full Version : Trawler. Redmond O'Hanlon
Easy read, with some interesting glimpses of the psychology of life on a deep sea fishing boat and fascinating stuff about the weird creatures that come up in the nets.
it is a good book. it started badly, i thought, because his reason for being on the boat was barely credible (pal in scottish fisheries protection i think?) but once he got going, it was fascinating. the skipper's financial problems, catching fish nobody but the spanish would eat from extraordinary depths ...
Full agreement about the annoyingly contrived start. IIRC, the "pal" was a phd student, based at the marine lab in Aberdeen. As did the whole business about wanting to be out in a hurricane, but I suppose the publisher would consider that it all added wider interest to the book. My copy got good and wet over the bank holiday, which added a certain authenticity.
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