Like everyone else, I'd like to tell you about the great books I've recently read, and can't help myself. Someone... stop...me...
"North to the Night": Only 2 or 3 people have mentioned this one. Why? True, I closed the book not sure if I liked the arrogant sob or not, but it was a fantastic and intelligent tale.
"Der Orkan": Arrogant sob (me) didn't bother to look up title in English. Great reporting of the Sydney-Hobart disaster caused and endured by a bunch of.. well, you get it.
"Over the Edge of the World": Read it. More sobs than you can count.
"The First Voyage of the Joshua": Great read. Did I mention the author is an arrogant...hmmm...
"Voyage to Juneau": Painful but beautiful. Author shows his pain but hides behind his arrogance.
So is it just me, or do I only read (and enjoy) sailing books by... jerks? Maybe it is more evidence that most of us sailors are antisocial loners who just want to belong.