RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR

RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR

From the author of Leviathan, or, The Whale, comes a composite portrait of the subtle, beautiful, inspired and demented ways in which we have come to terms with our watery planet. In the third of his watery books, the author goes in pursuit of human and animal stories of the sea. Of people enchanted or driven to despair by the water, accompanied by whales and birds and seal From the author of Leviathan, or, The Whale, comes a composite portrait of the subtle, beautiful, inspired and dement...

DownloadRead Online
Title:RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR
Author:Philip Hoare
Rating:
Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0008133662
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR Reviews

  • Rhonda
    Aug 08, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Kitson
    Jan 27, 2018

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

  • Susan Baker
    Nov 25, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Vivian
    May 17, 2018

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

  • Michael Flick
    Jul 04, 2018

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

  • Lisa
    Aug 02, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

  • Bronwen Griffiths
    Aug 27, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

  • Bethany
    Mar 09, 2018

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

  • David
    Aug 29, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Neil
    Jul 18, 2018

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

  • Matt
    Dec 26, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Paul
    Jan 16, 2018

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

  • Kevin Freeburn
    Sep 25, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Julia Webb-harvey
    Mar 26, 2018

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Penny
    Nov 12, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Rafelmenmell
    Sep 11, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

  • Natalie
    Feb 26, 2018

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Always Pink
    Aug 22, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

  • Matt Blackstock
    Dec 11, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Emily Keith
    Sep 28, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • October Bishop
    Sep 22, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Sissel Bagge
    Aug 24, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Robin Boothroyd
    Jan 30, 2018

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Lee Devereaux
    Sep 22, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Abigail Wood
    Feb 17, 2018

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

  • Jack Elliot Marley
    Oct 01, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Michael Brown
    Oct 01, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

  • Andrea Braithwaite
    Oct 07, 2017

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Anna Iltnere (Beach Books)
    Feb 18, 2018

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

  • David Trubridge
    Jun 09, 2018

    We call it planet Earth, but actually, 70% of the surface is of the planet is watery; hence why some think that it should be called the blue planet. Even as humans beings around 60% of our mass is water, entwining us to our planet. There are stories to be found too; at the point where ...

    Each writer has a timbre. It vibrates, when we read, and in an instant a unique world appears. Unmistakable as a voice of a close one. I like to be in a world of Philip Hoare. To listen to him, while picking up words with a licked finger and putting them on my tongue. You never know, m...

    Wonderful and extremely idiosyncratic compliation. Hoare's favourite authors and idols, from Shakespeare to David Bowie, all seen from an aquatic point of view - mixed with his own observations at seaside resorts, along endless beaches, while skinny dipping at midnight or snorkeling wi...

    This book tricked me. Meandering and seemingly unfocused through much of the first third, ?Rising Tide Falling Star? actually is carefully hiding a deep, resonating ache. There is a ghost in the pages whose reality and identity?revealed only at the very end?make the whole exqui...

    I liked this book but I haven't rated it as highly as his other books. He has some great insights into the literature of the sea but sometimes I found the text a little too dense and I found myself losing interest. I found the earlier parts of the book on Cape Cod much more interesting...

    So much to learn, think about and ponder upon in this wonderful book by Hoare. I loved the sections on Wilfred Owen and Herman Melville and really enjoyed Hoare's descriptions of some of the wild areas he swam in. Some of the chapters were less interesting, mainly because they were abo...

    "We cannot comprehend such beauty beyond ourselves; we must burden it with other meaning." This book is a gorgeous albatross perhaps? The author's obsessions, literary, musical, and maritime, are vast and compelling though, and flow easily between genres. (Sometimes the transitions see...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Some of the stories told were interesting but overall I found this to be a long and laborious book. I have given it two stars but this may be generous. ...

    A long, rambling, unfocused love letter to the sea. One problem of having the sea as your lover is that it can never return your love or respond to it?it?s the sea, not a lover. Makes for the worst adolescent infatuation imaginable. A dry, empty hump. ...

    Magistral como siempre. ¿Puedes habalr del mar y de poetas románticos con afición por la natación y el ahogamiento y que le interese a alguien? Pues, por lo menos, a mi, sí. Sensibilidad total de Hoare. ...

    I read this whilst on holiday travelling around the Devon and Cornwall coast. This book is alive and you will finish it with the sea swelling inside you. ...

    Phillip Hoare is quite clearly a genius. The writing in this is splendid, mesmerising. Just a bit too lengthy for me, hence the rating of 4 stars instead of 5. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...