Boon Island eBook Ú Paperback

Boon Island eBook Ú Paperback

  • Paperback
  • 232 pages
  • Boon Island
  • Andrew Vietze
  • English
  • 25 September 2016
  • 9780762777525

10 thoughts on “Boon Island

  1. ~ Cheryl ~ ~ Cheryl ~ says:

    This is the story of the English merchant vessel the Nottingham Galley carrying goods bound for Boston in late summer 1710It’s the story of its eventual shipwreck on “Boon Island” 6 miles off the coast of Maine in the midst of a nor’easter in December of that yearIt’s the story of the 14 man crew that fought for survival on that rocky soil less island no bigger than about a hundred suare yardsWhy did it take them so long to reach New England? Why risk traveling the Atlantic during the harsh winter months? How did they get off course?Ultimately in answering those uestions and exploring others this is the story of the ship’s captain John DeaneI absolutely loved this bit of maritime history Shipwreck stories from centuries gone by always interest me Sea faring vessels are microcosms I’m fascinated by the temporary isolated “small community” life on board a ship and the ways that the community – and its individual members – changes in the face of such dire adversity But the Boon Island story has multiple added layers besides the “who what when and where”The main details are gripping indeed The shipwreck itself; the desolate unforgiving environment of the island; the crew’s ordeal there in freezing temperatures; and their eventual rescue The book’s subtitle A True Story of Mutiny Shipwreck and Cannibalism tells you a lot about what you’ll encounter here But it doesn’t tell you that the best most intriguing parts of the story are in the details of the “why” This is a case where a true story is far better than any fiction could be Authors Andrew Vietze and Stephen Erickson did a stellar job piecing together a clear and informative account of the events surrounding the Nottingham Galley and Boon Island Highly recommended

  2. Michael Michael says:

    Being shipwrecked on a rock in the north Atlantic in winter is near the bottom of my to do list And I can't say I'm dying to try cannibalism either But this was still a pretty interesting read I do agree with some of the other reviews that say the author spent to much time on the events after the sailors rescue but I also don't know how many details they actually have about the events on Boon Island But considering several of the men involved wrote pamphlets or books about their experience you would think there could have been about the wreck and events on Boon Island Maybe because of the contradicting stories and battle over what really happened made it hard to write a book when you don't really know which person was actually telling the truth But if you have a interest in maritime history you should enjoy the book I did

  3. Frank Frank says:

    A very interesting story of the shipwreck terrible ordeal and ultimate cannibalism of sailors stranded on Boon Island a completely barren chunk of rock several miles off the coast of Portsmouth NHKittery ME for several weeks in Dec 1710Jan 1711 Having grown up in Kittery I've always known the saga of Boon Island and I'd read the Kenneth Roberts' novel Boon Island many years ago But this account is pure history and details the different versions of the story told by the captain vs several of the sailors on the ship A well done even with a number of typos and grammatical mistakes always a problem for me and informative account of the actual events and of the time period in which they took place As an example I was surprised to learn that there were hundreds of coffeehouses in Great Britain in the 1700's and 1800's I naively thought that everyone just drank alcohol in pubs back in those days Who knew that people often got together to drink stimulating beverages in 18th century London?? On a personal level I was surprised to be reminded that one of the major characters the boatswain shared my surname not a common one I'll have to investigate that issue further But I'd recommend this one to any serious student of maritime disaster history

  4. Brenda Brenda says:

    This was a uick and interesting read It has two main strengths1 After significant research the story was very well put together Presenting all the information in the form of a story and then inserting various facts and information medical information about frostbite; customs and culture of sailors in the early 1700's; etc to give the reader proper context The authors Vietze and Erickson made it understandable and meaningful for the reader When the authors were speculating vs sharing established historical facts they made that clear to the reader as well2 The authors first present the captain's version of the shipwreck; then they present the opposing viewpoints of three of the crew members This causes the reader to second guess what she thinks she knows after reading the captain's version of events keeping the reader on her toesWhether you are a history buff or not I am not this is an intriguing read

  5. Duke Lovetere Duke Lovetere says:

    I would recommend buying the original book of bone Island written by Kenneth Robert This new version is simply similar material and is not as well written as the original it is choppy in nature and tough to follow in my opinion I am not a big fan of bands covering a song nor authors with books I would recommend buying the original book of Boon Island written by Kenneth Roberts This new version is simply similar material and is not as well written as the original it is choppy in nature and tough to follow in my opinion I am not a big fan of bands covering a song nor authors with books old

  6. Tyler Tyler says:

    When cannibalism is the least interesting part of a book then you know it's a gem I love the way they set it up by generally getting straight to the shipwreck Then it gets all post modern and you have to sort out what really happened based on multiple published narratives by multiple parties who were there and it turns out there is much to the story than a shipwreck Many aspects of the people and London society and sea life of the time are delved into to get a fuller picture It's not long at all but its uality over uantity It's dense in the details but entertaining

  7. Steve & Steve & says:

    John Deane is one of the most enjoyably hateable villains you can find In the end the thing you end up hating him for most is his lifespan Take the worst bad boss story you can imagine and multiply it by cannibalism The first half is a fairly standard shipwreck story But stick with it and read the epilogue

  8. Tom Corcoran Tom Corcoran says:

    Great story very well detailed Went on a boat tour out of Ogunuit Maine and was shown Boon Island off in the distance Next day saw this book in Fine Print Booksellers in Kennebunkport Maine Glad I bought the book

  9. Aris Aris says:

    Boring boring boring dropped it halfway

  10. Evan Quinlan Evan Quinlan says:

    Concise engaging and well researched Tells a harrowing story and its unexpected aftermath

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