>The actual title to this is Shark! Killer Tales From The Dangerous Depths – by Robert Reid
|The title page offered
\much, but the book
didn’t really deliver
In a concerted effort to a) avoid watching the TV and listening to the radio and b) drink myself to death, I have forced myself to read to get my mind off recent events. This one looked like a good book to read, and a break from the more recent books about subs and so forth I have been reading about (although, my next book is another sub one!).
This book is based on sharks tales around Australia, although it does make mention to the US and Papua New Guinea on frequent occasions. It starts with interviews with those who are in the ‘trade’ – from the conservationists such as Rodney Fox, to the film makers such as Ron and Valerie Taylor, to those who hunt them like Vic Hislop. Some of these reads are OK, if a little disjointed, but does set you up for more in-depth looks later on.
It then has a section dedicated to killer sharks, especially the ‘big three’ which again seemed disjointed and movie scripted.
2.5 out of 5.