A SHIP IS DYING by Brian Callison


byBrian Callison

Kobo ebook | November 2, 2012

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Within fourteen minutes the fatally-stricken cargo vessel Lycomedes will plunge forever beneath the storm-shredded waters of the North Sea with fifty four men, a limpid-eyed dog and a foul-beaked parrot aboard. Into that agonizingly brief span is packed a lifetime of turbulence and tragedy: moments of cowardice and courage; of pathos and humour and the terrible deaths of many: even, incredibly, moments of boredom and exultation. We meet her crew for only a tiny fragment of their mortal lives, yet under the stresses of disaster we grow to know them intimately; to understand and feel for them in their peril.

With experience and authority Callison, himself a former Merchant Navy officer, vividly portrays those moments of catastrophe in such a way that you, the reader, will live through every instant while Lycomedes tears herself apart beneath your feet. A Ship is Dying is as stirring, as overwhelming a sea-story as has ever been recounted.

Brian Callison compresses a chilling collection of marine horrors, all the more horrible because of his matter-of-fact tone. The behavior of men under stress gives the book a powerful chemistry.   New York Times

*Make no mistake; Mr Callison can grip you … Conrad would have liked a lot of this book.   *The Wall Street Journal

Title:A SHIP IS DYINGFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 2, 2012Publisher:Steamship eBooksLanguage:English

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