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Author:
Finch
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Raising The Dead is a must read book for all technical divers, it is absolutely fantastic! . I would have finished in one, but I had to stop reading to go to work. Finch does a great job of mixing in the various back stories with the primary story about the dive.

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Phillip Finch is a journalist and author of more than ten books, both novels and non-fiction. He began his professional life as a 19-year-old reporter for the Washington Daily News; he moved on to the San Francisco Examiner and later became a front-page columnist for the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto.

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It makes us think about the implications of our actions and the risks we take. You do not have to be a diver, or even technical diver, to appreciate this book and the exceptional talent of Dave Shaw and Don Shirley. The author painstakingly explains the technical details associated with cave diving and diving to extreme depths. Phillip Finch was a journalist. He progressed from being a junior reporter on the Washington Daily News, to the San Francisco Examiner and later became a columnist for the Peninsula Times Tribune. He was the author of more than eighteen books.

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One must remember that narratives are stories, telling the essentials but necessarily padding it to turn it from a mere collection of monographs into something of depth and vitality, something you want to read.

I'm familiar with such books, they are extremely valuable at conveying enough of the brutal realities of a technical subject that any non-expert can understand all that can be understood without being there.

I'd consider this to be one of the best books of that ilk. Sure, there are details that feel a little off, but if I'm that concerned, I'll look them up in a technical manual. That is what technical manuals are for. It is not what this sort of book is for.

There are probably other glitches, there usually are. The book can't be infinitely big or all things for all people, addressing every perspective. You only get one view of a mountain or water-filled chasm from one vantage point, again it's normal and why other material is out there.

The author does have a rather antique perspective on women, but my advice is ignore it. It's a trivial part of an important text. You'll survive, the author may change, the odds are the book will remain the same.

I emphasize, here and through my rating, that the vast majority of glitches make the text readable, that this is all a non-expert needs to know to understand the difficulties, dangers, terrors and requirements. Knowing more would have led to understanding less, for me, and I drink technical details by the gallon.
  • Jia
Just completed reading this book and Shadow Divers on my Kindle app. There is no comparison in my mind, this book is much better. The reason I say this is that this book about Dave Shaw is about serious divers who are masters of their craft; the attention to technical details regarding both open circuit and rebreather diving is amazing. The book is full of great personalities in the deep sport diving community. On the other hand, Shadow Divers is technically inaccurate and is describes diving in a way that is very different that the training and method driven diving described in Raising The Dead. Raising The Dead is nearly a "how to" book on having the right mindset to be a successful technical diver, even if you never dive deeper than 60 meters; but Shadow Divers, on the other hand, borders on being a "how not to do it" book. In Raising The Dead, the divers follow training procedures and have a full and detailed understanding of the science, physics and physiology of diving. Shadow Divers seemingly have little understanding; and in fact blame everything on "narcosis" at depth, and seemingly have little understanding of oxygen toxicity or carbon dioxide effects on the breathing cycle. There was considerable technical "errors" in the discussion of dive physics in Shadow Divers, and a diver without proper training would not know this. However, Raising The Dead is exact and full of knowledge. Raising The Dead is a must read book for all technical divers, it is absolutely fantastic!
  • Dori
I read this book in its Dutch translation after a colleague recommended it to me. As an avid scuba diver, having PADI Advanced and some additional certificates, including the Deep Dive certificate, this book appealed to me. I read it during a Scuba trip in South Africa and finished it within days. It's a thriller, but it is also a true story. Much of it is revealed on the cover already, still you hope that all will have a happy ending. The author details a lot about the risks of scuba diving, but more importantly he details about why it is a risk. And why for the main characters it wasn't a risk, or at least perceived as such. Brilliant!
As I like to read book in English when I have a chance, I ordered it in English again. And now it is my standard gift for every single friend of mine who got his Scuba Certificate. And all love it.
  • Zuser
This is an incredibly well written account of living life to the fullest, right at the apex, and tragedy. The author puts you in the moment. I couldn’t put this book down. I read all except the epilogue in one night, it kept me up until 3 am.

I highly recommend this book.
  • Mall
If you know anything at all about diving, then, you probably know how this story ends. I did, but I bought the book anyway figuring there might be some useful and/or interesting information I could apply to my own diving. Wow! Phillip Finch does an incredible job telling this story. I was hooked and read the book in two sittings. (I would have finished in one, but I had to stop reading to go to work.) Finch does a great job of mixing in the various back stories with the primary story about the dive. There are some glaring copyediting mistakes, but that is hardly something Finch can be blamed for, and, considering the quality of the story being told, it is easy to overlook the errors. Regardless of whether you dive, this is a great read!
  • Nuliax
Compelling, well-written, and well-researched. Written for the non-diver, but even most divers will learn a few things. Not the happiest ending but it leaves you respecting everyone involved.
  • Nikok
This book was amazing. I am not a diver although my husband is, and I was curious what kind of person would dive to the depths they describe. These are not unintelligent men--if anything, they are extraordinarily brilliant. Yet the compulsion that drives them is unfathomable. I couldn't put this book down. Whether you dive or not is beside the point; you will find this book beautifully written and continuously thrilling.
Finch took the time to know the people involved in the story, and he was able to tell it in a respectful but balanced way. The descriptions of the dives were so good that you could almost imagine you were there. A well done, riveting read.