Let me know what you think. I just passed that one over at the library because I was on a mission, but I was tempted. Particularly interested to know if it goes much into the financing of the thing.
I just finished Grey Seas Under, by Farley Mowat, 1958
For the stanch little ships and the great-hearted men who struggle with the Western Ocean so that other ships and other men may live.
And Comparing Mythologies by Tomson Highway, 2002, which I can't quote from, because it's actually a bit of rhetorical work so closely woven as to be poetical. If I try to take out one sentence here or there, it doesn't work anymore.
Now I am reading Nansen: The life story of the Arctic explorer and humanitarian by E. E. Reynolds, 1932
Walking home from the university day by day at dinner-time I would often meet on the castle hill a fine-looking fellow with a big black moustache and dark flashing eyes looking out beneath heavy black eyebrows. I began to wonder who he was, for he had the air of an adventurer; and when I heard that he was an Arctic Sea skipper my imagination got to work. Think of all that he had seen and gone through, of all the adventures and perils that had fallen to his lot! He had exactly the fearless and devil-may-care look one expected in a man who sailed the Arctic seas.
He do talk quite a lot, for a Norwegian.