This New York Times best seller will never leave my library. I’ve read it twice. I’ve dog-eared several pages that give me inspiration. I’m not a big scary book, or scary movie fan. I haven’t read a lot of Stephen King books. I have watched a few of movies based on his books, but never alone. And I usually come away with less finger nails than I had going into it. That said… this book and the way King talks about the process of writing and where to find inspiration appeals to me. His rule: “Write a lot and read a lot.”
If you didn’t know, Spike Walker’s books inspired the hit T.V. show ‘Deadliest Catch’. This book, ‘On The Edge of Survival’ was great! In 2004 a Malaysian cargo ship, on it’s way from Seattle to China, ran aground off the coast of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands; setting the stage for one of the most incredible Coast Guard rescue missions of all times. With monster waves, gale force winds and a blinding snow storm the odds were stacked against the 738′ -long freighter and it’s crew. This book kept me always on the edge, wanting to find out how they would manage this rescue and who would survive.