Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Here Be Monsters: 50 Days Adrift at Sea
published by: GQ Magazine
publish date: August 9, 2011
They did it for the simplest of reasons: adventure. Three young friends, on a drunken dare, set out on a dinghy for a nearby island. But when the gas ran out and they drifted into barren waters, their biggest threat wasn't the ocean -- it was each other.
This was released as a Kindle Single. My first experience with the Kindle Singles was Mile 81 by Stephen King and it was a good one so I thought I'd check this one out. I like survival stories and this one sounded like it was going to be a good one.
It was just ok. The story was interesting. How these boys lasted for so long with so little I don't know. The part I liked most was all the other survival stories that were interspersed throughout the article. I was disappointed in the ending. I guess I was hoping for more of a storybook ending and not a real life ending.
Was it worth it to buy the Kindle Single? Probably not. Since I now know it was originally published in GQ, it would have been better to track it down online.
Posted by Autumn Crochet at 6:00 AM