Shark Drunk

Shark Drunk

The Art of Catching A Large Shark From A Tiny Rubber Dinghy in A Big Ocean

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In the great depths surrounding the Lofoten islands in Norway lives the infamous Greenland shark. At twenty-four feet in length and weighing more than a ton, it is truly a beast to behold. But the shark is not just known for its size alone: its meat contains a toxin that, when consumed, has been known to make people drunk and hallucinatory. Shark Drunk is the true story of two friends, the author and the eccentric artist Hugo Aasjord, as they embark on a wild pursuit of the famed creature--from a tiny rubber boat. Together, the two men tackle existential questions, survive the world's most powerful maelstrom, and, yes, get drunk, as they attempt to understand the ocean from every possible angle, drawing on poetry, science, history, ecology, mythology, and their own, sometimes intoxicated, observations--adapted from dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780451493484
0451493486
Characteristics: 307 pages : illustration, map ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Nunnally, Tiina 1952-

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Sep 13, 2017

Well written and easy to read. Plenty of history and background on this part of Norway so if you like that sort of thing, you'll enjoy this book.

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