Saumya Tandon Tandon itibaren 52463, Barat, Hırvatistan
This is another of my holiday reads - its a selection of stories (ranging from the entire career of Mr MacLean - including the first story he had published) and dramatic retellings of famous and infamous events on the high seas. From casualties of war to famous sea battles he does not glamourise or vilify the players in each event but tells it with a chilling yet compelling voice. The reason why i gave this only three stars even with such praise is that the stories of courage and disaster, of terror and tragedy start to blend in to one, once you have read how one vessel was tragically lost you start to get numb to the story of the next one that meets its fate. Do not get me wrong this is not a bad book - its an excellent book that is amazingly well written its just you become numb to the destruction and loss of life which is all the more poignant considering many of these are true stories.