Reviewed by: Celia
Rating: 2 stars
Review: Story revolves around a boy named Johnny and his upbringing in the Florida Keys. Water seemed to have been an obsession for him, a calling really.
The story had a slow, uninspiring start for me, even though the language seemed to have an enriching ode to the sea. I suspect that this started off as a screenplay because not only did it have a cast of characters listed before the prologue (you almost never see that in a book,) but it also somewhat read like screenplay with its pedestrian schematic.
Basically, this is a fishermen's tale with the entanglement of love--love for a woman, love for your parents, love for the water.
For me, the story could've been an interesting read, but it just didn't quite make it there.