Friday, January 31, 2014

Five of the best maritime novels

Horatio Clare (1973 - ) is a writer, radio producer and journalist. His latest book is Down to the Sea in Ships.

One of his five favorite maritime novels, as shared with the Telegraph:
Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851) is wonderfully strange, rich and transporting, and both a comfort and a warning to all who write for a living. On publication the reviewers said it was so bad Melville should have been ashamed of the waste of paper.
Read about another book on the list.

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--Marshal Zeringue