A book for everyone passionate about the sea! So how do you catch a big shark from a small rubber boat? I found this book to be both entertaining and educational with many anecdotes from the world literature showing humans fascination for the sea and the creatures that live in it. A beautiful description of the midnight sun, majestic fjords and moody stretches of sea.
“Shark Drunk is, in part, the tale of two men in a very small boat on the trail of a very big fish. It is also a story of obsession, enchantment and adventure. A love song to the sea, in all its mystery, hardship, wonder and life-giving majesty.
In the great depths surrounding the remote Lofoten islands in Norway lives the Greenland shark. Twenty-six feet in length and weighing more than a tonne, it can live for 200 years. Its fluorescent green, parasite-covered eyes are said to hypnotise its prey, and its meat is so riddled with poison that, when consumed, it sends people into a hallucinatory trance.”