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Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday—The Reading Corner

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How To Avoid Huge Ships by John W. Trimmer 

☆  ☆  ☆  ☆  ☆

My review on Amazon:

"Worth every penny! And, I highly recommend the prequel, LIFE ON THE POOP DECK, TROUBLE ON THE WRONG SHIP, which is now in post-production starring Tom Hanks reprising his role as the brilliant Harvard symbologist, Robert Langdon, and Abe Vigoda as the irascible Captain Trimmer. Test audiences were thrilled to see Wanda Sykes in a small, but dramatic role as Lebroun, the Cabin Boy. 

Read the prequel first. The rest will make a lot more sense. Or, none at all depending upon your grog consumption. In any case, this book is a poignant reminder of the old British naval catchphrase..."Ashore, it's wine, women and song; aboard it's rum, bum and concertina. Avoid ships, altogether."

Re-released as a 10-year anniversary edition at a reduced price (from $1,500), this book is a must-have for book clubs, kids who ride their bikes in the street, shut-ins, and those who suffer from nautical paranoia.  Comes with an enlarged version of the hand illustration that made this book a household name.

words to live by

Amazon:  3 new from $594.48  15 used from $150.18