The best books of the sea

Roger Weston Author Of Hostile Takedown
By Roger Weston

The Books I Picked & Why

The Sea-Wolf

By Jack London

The Sea-Wolf

Why this book?

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. This is a great classic sea adventure because of the authenticity, the characters, and the conflict. I felt like I was on this voyage with the characters. I recommend this for anyone who has time to immerse themselves in a great adventure story. It’s one of the great classics of the sea.


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Icebound

By Dean Koontz

Icebound

Why this book?

The suspense of this novel captured me right from the start and kept me involved to the end.  The adventure of being trapped on an iceberg in such a terrible predicament was fully entertaining. I recommend this because it is the most suspenseful book I can recall reading, and at the same time it offers escapism into the extremities of the polar ice cap.


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Deep Six

By Clive Cussler

Deep Six

Why this book?

I read this while living in Korea, so the sinister Asian shipping empire theme inspired me at a time when I was learning to write sea adventures myself. Deep Six also involves the Aleutian Islands, which is another place where I have lived and worked. These coincidences caused me to identify with the book, but Cussler is a master storyteller, which brought it all together.


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Operation Uranium Ship

By Dennis Eisenberg, Eli Landau, Menahem Portugali

Operation Uranium Ship

Why this book?

A true story based on Israel’s most amazing espionage strike. This is as good as a first-rate espionage thriller with the added benefit of being non-fiction. The title was the first thing that grabbed my attention because it was not only an espionage thriller, but also a sea story. For me, it was a combination of the two greatest genres into a rare and excellent story.


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Nights of Ice

By Spike Walker

Nights of Ice

Why this book?

Spike Walker is another writer that has inspired me. Working at sea in Alaska is to tempt fate amid the savage spectacle of nature in raw form. Men are trapped on boats for weeks and even months. Even a safe journey can drive men to the edge. However, in Alaska, disaster can arise at moment’s notice—and often does. Walker tells Alaska sea stories better than anyone. In Nights of Ice, he shares seven amazing stories of disaster and survival. The stories come alive, as Walker has worked on the edge himself. Now he tells some of the greatest Alaskan sea stories ever.


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