ADRIFT SEVENTY-SIX DAYS LOST AT SEA Hardcover – 1986
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Steven Callahan, the survivor, rose to that challenge in keeping you glued to page after page by leading you every day anew through physical pain, mental anguish, hope, despair, dogged perseverance and yes, even beauty. The ordeal made him also explore his inner self, not because of some idle philosophical musings, but because through his struggle for survival, he could see the essence of life stripped of any unnecessary acoutrements and be both awed by his continued existence and by life's continuum as he experienced it. There are some fine, almost mystical, accounts about the sea creature that sustained him and were in some sense also his companions in the lonely vastness of the Atlantic.
To those who critize this book as 'repetitive', all I can say is that any struggle for survival is repetitive, no matter whether experienced as a result of an accident, such as in this tale, or by the desperately poor anywhere. If you are looking for the equivalent of a reality 'survivor' show, with phony human drama and empty entertainment before the running cameras, 'Adrift' is the wrong place to find it. This is the real thing!
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WOW what an incredible story of survival and one's will to survive no matter what the odds are.
Couldn't put this book down.
Amazing story of strength and courage. This one stuck with me for a long time.Published 16 months ago by Regan Oster
Breaks you heart in this gripping tale of being lost at sea. Epic story. Who knew fish could be so...emotionalPublished 23 months ago by moe
This is a really good book. I was glued to it from start to finish. I learned a lot too about survival at sea from this author. Well written novel.Published on Oct. 10 2013 by Laura D
it's the book that made me want to learn about knots (since it saved his life on more than one occasion).
Anyways, the story is gripping and a fabulous read.
Steven Callahan write so eloquently and keeps you needing to know his next moves. Just the fact of knowing he went through this and survived is incredible. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2013 by My new hero
I read this book as a teenager. It captured my imagination and I still think about Steve Callahan's story years later (I'm now in my forties). Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2012 by More_Cowbell
This is a fabulously-written first-person account of survival against all odds. I could not put this book down.Published on April 7 2011 by Dexter