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A highly entertaining story of a young man's adventures and coming of age at sea and abroad. Great imagery and a short read for those who don't want to tackle Melville's epic novels.
08/19/2010
While this book probably inadvertently created a lot of the stereotypes of black people and southern whites, it also preserves the ideology of the era. It is always enjoyable to explore our history through the eyes of an contemporary observer. Certainly a worthwhile read for anyone at any age.
08/13/2010
Highly reminiscent of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness". The philosophical evaluation of the conflict between morality and amorality. The story exposes the duality of human nature through hardship and intimacy. The antagonist is a true anti-hero, someone we love to hate. Quite disturbing if you believe the author's comment that he based the character on a real ship's captain. Enjoy.
08/13/2010
Russell Berg - An Imaginative Trek Through a Dangerous, Otherworldly Wonderland
FEATURED AUTHOR - Russ Berg lives in Phoenix, Arizona where he devotes a lot of time researching and collecting minerals. He has more than 12 years of college, and Is an avid reader of sci-fi and fantasy. Years prior, he woke one night after experiencing a strange dream. He was in the Chiricahua Mountains in Southern Arizona when he chanced upon a cluster of curious-looking rocks positioned on an odd-shaped pedestal. They began to spin, causing a cave to materialize. Once inside, he became trapped! Primed with… Read more