Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A High Wind in Jamaica, by Richard Hughes

Picked this one up after reading a quick interview with Herman Wouk (of Caine Mutiny fame) asking for his favorite sea-faring novels.  This book, A High Wind in Jamaica, was one of those books he listed.
I loved the Caine Mutiny, so that was recommendation enough for me.  AHWiJ was very enjoyable, the book has a very dream-like (or childlike?) quality.  Wouk compared it to Lord of the Flies, and I can see why, but I don't quite agree with that comparison.  None-the-less I'm glad for the recommendation and thoroughly enjoyed this novel, the last I read in 2012.

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