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5.0 von 5 Sternen Tremendous sea yarn by one of Canada�s best writers, 31. Mai 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (Taschenbuch)
This is a tremendous sea yarn told by an old salt with many years of sailing under his belt. Farley Mowat is not well known as a sailor perhaps, but as someone who has skippered his way along the Newfoundland coast and survived, he must be reasonably authentic. Like many inland-born Canadians, Mowat had not sailed a small boat at sea before arriving in Newfoundland after the war. However, he had done a lot of sailing on Lake Superior in his boyhood and youth, on a yacht his father owned and sailed for many years. And sailing appears to have been in his blood.
The tale of how he acquires this particular boat, then sails along the coast for the summer and finally brings it up the St-Lawrence Seaway all the way to Montreal, will please any lover of maritime fare. Among his many books, Mowat wrote a number of autobiographical ones, some of which are lighter in tone. "The Boat Who Wouldn't Float" is delightfully easy to read and, along with "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be"(the story of Mowat's childhood), gives interesting insights into the life of one of Canada's foremost writers.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Even landlubbers will laugh 'til they're seasick!, 2. Mai 1997
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (Taschenbuch)
Farley Mowat has been accused of sitting in a Toronto bar while concocting these wonderfully stirring tales of the island rock, Newfoundland. Put your mind at ease, mates, and enjoy the book as a true treasure. I lived in Newfoundland for three years before discovering this book. I can heartily recommend you read it with good appetite! It is a cake mixed with truth skillfully told, covered with a frosting of humor, and served with a piquant flourish.These saltwater tales, revolving around Mowats' titanic struggle to find, refurbish and actually sail a boat determined to sink herself and all hands, are chalk full of laughs, tension, tragedy, and still more laughs. Its truths are better than any fiction.Haul up your anchor and sail away with this master storyteller as he outsalts the famed Royal Canadian Mounted Police, falls into the rummish cluthes of Screech, narrowly escapes icy death, and finds the beautiful maiden."The Boat Who Wouldn't Float" is a worthy vessel in which to sail the seas of leisure time. So fill your cup and drink deeply while the captain spins his tales
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The funniest sailing book I have ever read., 16. Januar 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (Taschenbuch)
The first time I read this book was on a passage aboard a thirty foot sloop. We were sailing from Baddeck on Cape Breaton Island on our way to the south coast of Newfoundland.This was in 1977. The book I believe had been relaesed not much before that time. It was as if I was reading an introduction to the Island and to the people of Newfoundland.I could not put it down. My sides ached from laughing from the beggining to the end.If you have never been to Newfoundland this book will give you inspiration to want to go there. It is a wonderful portrait of the Island and the People.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Good sense of humour, but...., 4. November 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (Taschenbuch)
The time table for this book was organized a little hurriedly. The first half of the novel takes place over one summer, and then suddenly years fly by and there is too much crammed into the last few chapters. It seems almost as though Mowat got bored of the story and decided that he'd better finish it. However, that was the only thing about this book that I didn't like. Mowat has a delightfully sarcastic sense of humour and I enjoyed his optimistic adventures thoroughly. Even the boat has a personality all her own, and his creativity was refreshing.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Wonderful discovery, 24. Mai 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (Taschenbuch)
Mowat's style is easy to read but challenging enough in that I found myself using the dictionary often. It's a down-to-earth adventure that does not seek to overdramatise the experience. His humor is infectious and my wife and I found ourselves laughing outloud at his descriptions. He is as optimistic as his characters whom he credits for having saved Newfoundland from the seagulls and seals. It's a story of people helping people with a wooden boat as main character. I would recommend it to any 5th grader to 90 year old.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Boat Who Wouldn't Float, 29. Juli 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (Taschenbuch)
Hilarious and Heart-warming! : I first read "The Boat Who Wouldn't Float" as a reading assignment for a literature class in college. That was almost 20 years ago. Since then I have read it over and over again. Each time I have enjoyed it as much as the first. This book will make you fall out of your chair laughing. Farley Mowat has a way of making you feel and imagine what he is going through. I would highly recommend this book to everyone and it is a must for anyone with a sense of adventure.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A great amusing nautical read..., 14. Juni 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (Taschenbuch)
The early episode in this wonderful book where the "Happy Adventure", under *FULL* sail, mysteriously backs all the way out of Muddy Hole Harbor, to the amusement of all, is worth the price of admission, in and of itself. "By guess and by god", this is a charming read.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Hilarious!, 4. Februar 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (Taschenbuch)
I read this book many years ago and just bought it for my son as a gift. As a previous owner of a leaky, wooden boat, I found this book to be almost non-fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it - especially to wooden boat owners.
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