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ISBN:
0679768394
Author:
Philip Caputo
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage; First Edition edition (November 14, 2000)
Pages:
415 pages
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1141 kb
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1535 kb
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1954 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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246


Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Though confused and hurt by their father's cold-blooded actions, the three brothers soon rise to the occasion and embark on a breathtakingly perilous journey down the East Coast, headed for the Florida Keys.

Though confused and hurt by their father’s cold-blooded actions, the three brothers soon rise to the occasion and embark on a breathtakingly perilous journey down the East Coast, headed for the Florida Keys. Almost one hundred years later, Cyrus’s great-granddaughter Sybil sets.

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Philip Caputo (born June 10, 1941) is an American author and journalist

Philip Caputo (born June 10, 1941) is an American author and journalist. He is best known for A Rumor of War (1977), a best-selling memoir of his experiences during the Vietnam War. Caputo has written 16 books, including two memoirs, five books of general nonfiction, and eight novels. His latest is the novel Some Rise By Sin, which was published in 2017 by Henry Holt.

In the tradition of great seafaring adventures, The Voyage is an intricately plotted, superbly detailed, and gripping story of adventure and courage.

The Voyage is a powerful novel about a family whose ways and deeds were once a template for the nation. Результаты поиска по книге. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - maryreinert - LibraryThing. I love Caputo's writing style and found this book fascinating in spite of the fact that I know absolutely nothing about sailing. All the sailing terms left me pretty confused at times

I love Caputo's writing style and found this book fascinating in spite of the fact that I know absolutely nothing about sailing

I love Caputo's writing style and found this book fascinating in spite of the fact that I know absolutely nothing about sailing. All the sailing terms left me pretty confused at times. In spite of that, I enjoyed reading the book and loved the final chapters. Family histories can be very complicated and we are indeed always the products of our family histories whether we like them or not.

The title voyage of Philip Caputo's sweeping new novel commences under exceedingly strange circumstances: in June 1900, Cyrus . a father would send his sons on such a voyage. And I enjoyed the shocking answer to that question

The title voyage of Philip Caputo's sweeping new novel commences under exceedingly strange circumstances: in June 1900, Cyrus Braithwaite, a gruff Yankee granite. And I enjoyed the shocking answer to that question. The author tells a great story and paints a fine picture for the reader.

In the tradition of great seafaring adventures, The Voyage is an intricately plotted, superbly detailed, and gripping story of adventure and courage. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Caputo has written a timeless novel about the dangerous reverberating effects of long held family secrets.On a June morning in 1901, Cyrus Braithwaite orders his three sons to set sail from their Maine home aboard the family's forty-six-foot schooner and not return until September. Though confused and hurt by their father's cold-blooded actions, the three brothers soon rise to the occasion and embark on a breathtakingly perilous journey down the East Coast, headed for the Florida Keys.Almost one hundred years later, Cyrus's great-granddaughter Sybil sets out to uncover the events that transpired on the voyage. Her discoveries about the Braithwaite family and the America they lived in unfolds into a stunning tale of intrigue, murder, lies and deceit.
  • Gamba
I love to sail, so some of my favorite parts of the book were when the boys were sailing. I found the characters to be well-developed and I found myself caring about them. The book was fast-paced and often suspenseful. I don't want to give away any of the plot, but I did think I had figured out why the father sent the boys away - and when I got to the end I found out I was wrong! I was surprised by the ending. The book was at times heartbreaking, and at times terrifying (the hurricane passages were hair-raising), and sometimes even light-hearted. A few small sections felt (to me) to be gratuitous drama that I didn't feel the author needed to include, but those were so minor to the overall book that it was easy to read quickly through them and move on. Overall a great read.
  • Andromajurus
The Voyage is one of the best if not the best adventure novels and for many reasons. It is a classic sea story for any reader in the vein of Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad and a whole lot more. Phillip Caputo is an excellent author and it is set at the turn of the century, around 1900, at a time when there were clipper sailing ships but lacked navigation aides such as GPS and radio communications. Small boats hugged the shore and big ships sailed by the stars and a sextant. The three teenage school boys 16, 15, 13 and were told by their father to sail all the way down from their home in Northern Maine to the Florida Keys in his private 46 foot schooner and be back by the end of the summer in September.
Why did he do that? To make them men? Why so cruel?
They had little experience in making decisions, some experience in local sailing, and very little money. They were very scared to go but they went . They had a cousin who lived down the coast of Maine and their aunt invited them to stay there but they left with their cousin. Why?

Wow, on another level this is a fantastic story of the family history the boy's father and mother and aunts an uncles and their half brother all located on the East Coast and all the family mystery, intrigue and adversity that is added to the boys adventure but never explained until the end of the book

There's more. The author was raised in Connecticut and knows of Maine and Boston , New York, the South, Florida Keys and Cuba.
His descriptions of places, people and their culture, sailing vernacular, is uncanny. I just loved it As a sail boater his descriptions were right on and well done. The prose of every area was outstanding. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good read. I am happy to have read this book
I feel like the book was written just for me. The author is that good. and the book will become a classic in opinion.
  • Felolune
Philip Caputo is a writer that every aspiring writer should read. Perhaps after doing so they will choose another profession. Caputo is that good, and The Voyage is one of the best of his books that I have read making it, potentially, an American classic. Three brothers and a friend after being cut loose by their father and, essentially, given the keys to the family yacht (sailing ship in this case, no motor) set off on a voyage south from Maine to Key West and the Dry Tortugas.
As one who spent several summers navigating a small sailboat up and down Puget Sound I have a lot of respect for anyone attempting to sail in open ocean. It requires skills and courage. These boys have both, and a smattering of luck. However, their voyage is not without consequences to them and to their companions.
Set at the turn of the twentieth century just after the Spanish American War the voyage is epic. The characters multidimensional. the action edge of your seat thrilling, and in the end a twist of plot that is absolutely stunning. Beautifully written, magnificently conceived, well researched, and, ultimately, shattering, this is a must read. Caputo is brilliant, and this is a true proof of that.
  • Tygrafym
This is a re-read of the first of Philip Caputo’s books that I read. I liked it for a lot of reasons, probably the first of which that the story was unique. Although it could be called a coming of age story, the time period and circumstances of having the story take place at sea and involve a mystery about the family were quite unusual. I liked the way the story progressed. Reading it now after I have some perspective as a writer, I also thought the structure (narrator piecing together family history, yet telling it through the eyes of the boys while breaking all the point-of-view rules) was intriguing. While at first it was disturbing, by the time I got to the end I thought it was the best way to tell this story and admired the writer’s courage in doing it his way. Some have said it is overwritten, and perhaps it is, but that didn’t bother me either, as I thoroughly enjoyed the detail.
  • Jarortr
Philip Caputo needs no introduction as a profound writer. Just as "A Rumor of War" turned heads and opened eyes in the "70's, The Voyage will satisfy the lust for a "they that go down to the sea in ships" adventure. Review writers mention Conrad and Melville as "sea tale" contemporaries. To exclude Slocum, London and Kipling's Captains Courageous from the list, ignores the sailing "reality check" that Caputo gives us aboard the Double Eagle.
Caputo's blend of mystery and sea tale puts The Voyage solidly in the Classic "Sea Tale" category. Whether you can feel the wind and smell the sea or enjoy peeling back the layers of secrets, this adventure will linger long after the last page is read. "Oh Lord, Thy sea is so broad and my ship is so small." A not to be missed story.
  • Saimath
A fascinating saga of a family who's history is examined through logbooks and letters. The voyage of 3 young boys to the Florida Keys is filled with adventure and emotion. Details about sailing and hurricanes are right on. But the writing style tops it all, very rich and captivating. Read Caputo's books, you'll be be impressed with his range!