A salty story of friendship, adventure, and the explosive life that teems beneath the ocean, for readers of Bill Bryson and such classics as The Snow Leopard. ONE OF SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The Lofoten islands in Norway are as isolated and forbidding as they are majestic. In this true story, two friends, the author and the eccentric artist Hugo Aasjord, set out onto the icy waters surrounding the islands. Their quest: to pursue the infamous Greenland shark-a massive creature that can grow to twenty-six feet in length and more than a ton in weight-from a tiny rubber boat. But the shark is not known for its size alone: its meat contains a toxin that, when consumed, has been known to make people drunk and hallucinatory. 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.
|Utgitt||2018||Forfatter||Morten Andreas Strøksnes|
|Antall sider||320||Dimensjoner||13cm x 21cm x 1,8cm|
|Vekt||240 gram||Oversetter||Tiina Nunnally|
|Originalspråk||Bokmål||Originaltittel||Havboka, eller Kunsten å fange en kjempehai fra en gummibåt på et stort hav gjennom fire årstider|
|Leverandør||Vigmostad og Bjørke||Emner og form||Oseanografi (hav), Nordland, Hav og sjøer, Faglitteratur|
.Charming, thoughtful and often hilarious.. Strøksnes has a Sebaldian gift for straying from his themes, then circling back to catch them in ambush.. .The Times Literary Supplement (London) .Strøksnes beautifully describes the midnight sun, majestic fjords and moody stretches of sea.[and] brings a little-known world to life.. A homage to the sea and a call to arms to protect the ecosystem that humans treat so abysmally yet rely on so much.. .The Economist .Melville.s Ahab and Hemingway.s Old Man spring to mind. . . . Rich and fascinating. . . . Morten Strøksnes.s clever trick is to remind us for one last time that the catching of the big fish is the least important part of the story.. .The Wall Street Journal .Utterly engrossing. A triumph. A work of meditation and wonder with a horizon as wide and open as the far Nordic coastlines that [Strøksnes] so beautifully evokes.. .The Spectator (London) .Strøksnes follows his capacious curiosity.. The end result reads a bit as if Geoff Dyer had written .Jaws... .The New York Times