2.02.2009

Book Review: Time Bandit

Time Bandit: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs by Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand

I've made a promise to myself that not only will I read oodles of library books this year, but I'll FINALLY try and get around to reading the stacks and bookcases full of books in my house that I've not gotten around to, mostly because I'm always reading library books!

I bought Time Bandit ages ago, and decided instead of lamenting when the fourth season of Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" was going to start, I'd read about the brother Hillstrand - Andy, incidentally, lives not far from TinyTown!

For fans of the show, this is an engaging read, filled with great stories of life on the Bering Sea, as well as family history, fishing, disaster, and a bit of grit and grime thrown in. This memoir certainly isn't all sweetness and light, but it's true to the voices of the Hillstrands, and makes for damned entertaining reading. I really enjoyed this one - go Time Bandit!

Now, on with Season Four!

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