I really enjoy reading sailing adventure stories. Of course Maiden voyage is one of the first I read. (I think Tania is doing the trip again with her 2 sons)
Anyway.. I'm not saying it's any one author in particular, but as I've read more and more stories I can't help but think the embellishment is sometimes a bit much. (there was one about a killer whale that went through the hull of a big wooden boat)
Now of course I realize that telling a story needs to have a "hook" to keep the reader turning pages, so for now I thought I'd just mention this observation I've made.
Do other arm chair adventurers see through some authors efforts to keep us hooked on their stories? Or do you just take it as a great read? Do you only seek "boringly truthful" stories? I think we could include movies here too but we all know movies are almost all fabricated with only the basic storyline kept intact.