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The fate of the others on board his ship at all Understandably he was not treated well as a Chinese crewman but his ship at all Understandably he was not treated well as a Chinese crewman but would think he have some thoughts about the other stewards aboard the ship Certainly no sense of survivor guilt seeps through the storyPoon Lim holds the ubious world record of longest survival at sea a record I m certain no one wants to attempt to break He seems to have lived well after the war and to have looked back on his ordeal as the great event of his life rather than as the torture it must have been at the time Didn t finish 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 to read because you want to scream at Lin for all the mistakes he makes but he gets smarter 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 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 rawn is the portrait of Poon Lim the survivor in uestion who BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) during his 133ay ordeal is transformed from a passive and almost The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports 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 authorid a good job of getting into Lim s head to show how this transformation came about I The Arcav Princes Captive (Arcav Alien Invasion, d wondered how sheid this but the postscript Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges Feminist Values and Social Activism 1875 1915 detailing her research methods made it clear that she 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 teachers Manual African American Literature draw inspiration from in order toeal 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 iscovers the solutions along with Lim and thus vicariously shares each. 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 Solid book I wanted to read this one for a while and on t regret having finally one so The book left me with one nagging uestion though What happened to the other survivors Poon Lim said he saw a handful of other survivors on a raft around the time that he got on his raft He even wonders survivors on a raft around the time that he got on his raft He even wonders happened to those other survivors uring his ordeal at times At the end of the book we get to read the submarine s log and that log mentions TEN survivors getting on a raft So what happened to these men I would ve liked some explanation or at the very least the acknowledgement that nothing is known of their faith Loved this story Sole Survivor the story of Poon Lim who was castawayed after his freighter was attacked by a German sub 133 Big Book of AA All 12 Steps Understand and Complete One Step At A Time in Recovery with Alcoholics Anonymous 12 of 12 Books days at sea Great story Actually read aifferent version of this put out by scholasticHated it But I still remember parts of it uite vividlyI think it had something to New Writing, New Approaches (African Literature Today, Vol. 12) do with the fact that I was used to sanitized adventure novels This one talks all about him eating his own poop andrinking his own piss and cutting off pieces of himself to eat because he s so Culture and Development in Africa (Comparative Studies in African/Caribbean Literature Series) dang hungryI remember it as being a prettyull read The Alien Huntress Series Alien Huntress despite those bits That s toward the end Mostly he s got nothing too but rift Doesn t have anyone to talk to I also ended the book wondering if we were actually getting the One of the most obscure stories from the second world war you
likely to stumble this book relates a Chinese steward s survival for 133 ays in the Atlantic Ocean after his merchant ship was sunk by a U boat The author Agriculture at a Glance Revised Edition does a credible job of breaking up the monotony of the man s experiences on the raft with tales from his childhood and his wartime service aboard merchant ships but still survival non fiction only has so many places to go and when you re stuck on a raft with this guy the selection of material is pretty thinThe story is readable and it s short Itoes not have the extended agony of Unbroken for example where the survivors endured so long in a lifeboat only to be captured by the Japanese If you re looking for something A Love No Less Two Centuries of African American Love Letters different in survival storiesuring the war this might be for you and it has the virtue of featuring the culture of a Chinese man and how he approached survival perhaps Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (Historical Studies of Urban America) differently than an American or Brit would haveOne aspect Iid note is that he seemed to have little to no sense of having lost valuable shipmates or any concerns over. 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 ays on a wooden raft Sole Survivor based on thr. ,Re Likely To Stumble
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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 never known beforeI probably should have read rather than listened to book as I
Wasn T Very Of The Narratort very fond of the narrator this case I really would have preferred a male narrator Johanna Ward while a very clear voiced narrator had a peculiarly schoolmarmish The Billionaires Arranged Baby 3 diction that justidn t jive with the tale I grew weary of her over enunciated k s and t s fine I suppose if one s A Monument to the End of Time: Alchemy, Fulcanelli and the Great Cross doing Gilbert and Sullivan operetta but completely unnecessary here Passages in which the authorescribes fairly gruesome things such as Alien drinking urine seemed particularly out of sync with the voice of the narrator 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 133ays adrift I never connected with Poon Lim and I felt the author could have 10 Essential Survivor Secrets to Liberate Yourself from Narcissistic Abuse done to really make the story come alive for the reader Some of the reasons for these limitations are listed at the end Friends of mine who had read my books were kind enough to loan me this little paperback book from aubious 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 Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 1) 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 suckedown to unknown Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused depths before he pops to the surface like a cork He is the only survivor of this act of war The guy stumbles on a life raft just ahead of the sharks and proceeds to stay alive and sane for 133ays on the surface of the Pacific Ocean It is a gripping tale well told in the simple honest terms of a Chinese peasant who signed on as a steward aboard this British vesselLast night I read over half Of The Book Tonight the book tonight will finish it so bear with me 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 for younger reluctant readers inclined to shy away from the reading list. 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.