More adventures and more encounters a la Tristan Jones, including the delivery of a yacht from Algiers to Marseilles with some unexpected machine-gun fire thrown in, and a stormy night mercy mission transporting a battered English lady and Senora Puig who gives birth at dawn.
Brand: Sheridan House
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There might be a better Tristan Jones book,but this one ranks right in there with his best. If you've never read a tale by this master sailor and adventurer, then start with Saga of a wayward sailor, or maybe Ice, or even....ah well, what ever Jones book you read first, you'll be back here, guaranteed.No one ever has enough of the adventures of this salty lad. The angels of death visited him not long ago, so what we have is all we'll ever get. Enjoy, for there'll not be another like him.
He must have been in a great mood when he wrote this- the funniest of his books. Not so much about his sailing adventures as the array of characters he is surrounded by. Within every hilarious espisode, Jones is never without the pearls of wisdom which makes him the unique author he is. 5 stars and the north kicked in for good measure.
I've read most of Tristan Jone's books, and they all have a distinct writing style. 'Seagulls in my soup', however, has a distinctly different style. We do know from other work that Tristan is a tough nut. He reports the only time that he ever cried was when his eye was knocked out of its socket by a falling gaff and he had to shove the eye back into place. He also, normally, uses as many expletives as non expletives. Yet in this book the writer seems somewhat less than rough around the edges, embarrassed by the usual expletives, over uses adjectives and metaphors that can only be described as cringe material, and in general portrays Tristan as some kind of new aged sensitive type. Having said all this I think the book is fine in its own right, but I don't like the feeling of being conned. I really can't believe that the author is Tristan Jones.
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