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Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea

REVIEW Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea FREE READ Ò BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ï Ruthanne Lum McCunn Ruthanne Lum McCunn ï 1 SUMMARY When German U boats sank the British Ben Lomond in 1942 its sole survivor was a second steward Poon Lim who managed to stay alive for 133 days on a wooden raft Sole Survivor based on thr. This is pretty much a what you see is what you get sort of book Expecting a harrowing tale of survival at sea Well you got it Particularly well drawn is the portrait of Poon Lim the survivor in uestion who during his 133 day ordeal is transformed from a passive and almost dimwitted lackey into a fairly resourceful strong willed person During the first half of the book in fact I was so irritated by Lim s fecklessness and stupidity that I nearly gave up on the story but I knew that something had to happen in order for him to survive The author did a good job of getting into Lim s head to show how this transformation came about I d wondered how she did this but the postscript detailing her research methods made it clear that she d had the chance to interview Lim himself Woven into the tale of survival at sea are fragments of Lim s earlier life particularly interactions with his parents which he was able to draw inspiration from in order to deal with challenges he met Lim s eventual inventiveness and the solutions he finds to find adeuate food water and shelter are approached in an interesting way the reader discovers the solutions along with Lim and thus vicariously shares each small victory There s a surprisingly lyrical uality to some of the sections particularly toward the end when Lim finds an odd sort of peace that he d never known beforeI probably should have read rather than listened to this book as I wasn t very fond of the narrator In this case I really would have preferred a male narrator Johanna Ward while a very clear voiced narrator had a peculiarly schoolmarmish diction that just didn t jive with the tale I grew weary of her over enunciated k s and t s fine I suppose if one s doing Gilbert and Sullivan operetta but completely unnecessary here Passages in which the author describes fairly gruesome things such as drinking urine seemed particularly out of sync with the voice of the narrator

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REVIEW Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea FREE READ Ò BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ï Ruthanne Lum McCunn Ruthanne Lum McCunn ï 1 SUMMARY Ee years of interviews with Poon and his family reconstructs his remarkable ordeal and the survival techniues that earned him world celebrity and a listing in the Guiness Book of World R. Didn t finish

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REVIEW Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea FREE READ Ò BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ï Ruthanne Lum McCunn Ruthanne Lum McCunn ï 1 SUMMARY Ecords A classic saga of ordeal and survival that reminds us of the courage strength and resourceful intelligence of which human beings are capable Tillie Olsen author of Tell Me a Riddl. This book is a pretty well written account of an amazing ordeal what it lacks in literary complexity it makes up in the fact that it was a real story You can really imagine yourself being stranded and alone in the middle of the sea while reading this Towards the beginning it is a bit hard to read because you want to scream at Lin for all the mistakes he makes but he gets smarter and you really feel a sense of pride when things go right When things go wrong though you really feel sad and angry Overall this book was a good book but not for everyone if you think you would like a survival story with some interesting racial undertones then this is the book for you


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  1. says: PDF READ Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea FREE READ Ò BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ï Ruthanne Lum McCunn

    PDF READ Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea This is pretty much a what you see is what you get sort of book Expecting a harrowing tale of survival at sea? Well you got it Particularly well drawn is the portrait of Poon Lim the survivor in uestion who during his 133 day ordeal is transformed from a passive and almost dimwitted lackey into a fairly resourceful strong willed person During the first half of the book in fact I was so irritated by Lim's feck

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    Ruthanne Lum McCunn ï 1 SUMMARY FREE READ Ò BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ï Ruthanne Lum McCunn PDF READ Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea One of the most obscure stories from the second world war you're likely to stumble across this book relates a Chinese steward's survival for 133

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    REVIEW Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea FREE READ Ò BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ï Ruthanne Lum McCunn Ruthanne Lum McCunn ï 1 SUMMARY Solid book I wanted to read this one for a while and don't regret having finally done so The book left me with one nagging u

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    REVIEW Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea FREE READ Ò BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ï Ruthanne Lum McCunn Ruthanne Lum McCunn ï 1 SUMMARY I’ve read a couple of these adrift books such as the man that lasted over 2 years stranded in the ocean In this book covering 133 days adrift I never connected with Poon Lim and I felt the author could have done to really make the

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    FREE READ Ò BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ï Ruthanne Lum McCunn Ruthanne Lum McCunn ï 1 SUMMARY REVIEW Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea Didn't finish

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    REVIEW Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea FREE READ Ò BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ï Ruthanne Lum McCunn Ruthanne Lum McCunn ï 1 SUMMARY Loved this story; Sole Survivor the story of Poon Lim who was castawayed after his freighter was attacked by a German sub 1

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    PDF READ Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea Friends of mine who had read my books were kind enough to loan me this little paperback book from a dubious publisher in San Francisco As soon as I started reading this I realized what people mean when they say that they could not put the book downThis guy Poon Lim can barely speak English he is thrown into the sea after his ship has been torpedoed and it sinks so fast he is sucked down to unknown depths befor

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    FREE READ Ò BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ï Ruthanne Lum McCunn Ruthanne Lum McCunn ï 1 SUMMARY PDF READ Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea This book is

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    REVIEW Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea Ruthanne Lum McCunn ï 1 SUMMARY FREE READ Ò BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ï Ruthanne Lum McCunn Actually read a different version of this put out by scholasticHated it But I still remember parts of it uite vividlyI think it had something to do with the fact that I was used to sanitized adventure novels This one talks all about him eating his own poop and drinking his own piss and cutting off pieces of himself to eat because he's so dang hungryI remember it as being a pretty dull read despite those bits T

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    REVIEW Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea Ruthanne Lum McCunn ï 1 SUMMARY PDF READ Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea I read this book as a kid and remembered to list it because its protagonist Poon Lim was referenced in Life of Pi Although neither the writing nor the subject matter seemed particularly noteworthy at the time nonetheless after the better part of twenty years I feel like I could almost rewrite this book from memory I would certainly have no ualms recommending this book to an adult but I especially consider it an excellent choice f

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  • Paperback
  • 231
  • Sole Survivor A Story of Record Endurance at Sea
  • Ruthanne Lum McCunn
  • English
  • 17 October 2020
  • 9780807071397