Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Time Bandit

TIME BANDIT: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea,
and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs

Written by Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand, (Ballentine Books, NY), Time Bandit (obviously named after their boat) is not only a great story, but an interesting compliment for the TV series, Deadliest Catch.  The book lays the background story about life in the Aleutian chain of Alaska, growing up there as kids, how they were molded by the life and environment, and how they've been able to survive it. Much greater detail is included about life on board than can be included in the television series, and there are more stories as well, like Johnathan being attacked by a sealion, or the shark that ate his coffee cup.  I've watched every single episode of the program, most episodes many times over, so I thought, "How much can there be in the book that I haven't already seen?"  There's plenty, and what's provided gives a much greater understanding of the life.  While you're waiting to survive another winter, I'd recommend this as a good read.  

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