Friday, October 28, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Right now I'm watching the premiere of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, and so far it isn't striking me as much different from the rest of the channel's fare. The show is only halfway through, so too soon to pass judgment - but at this point I can't see what all the hype was about.
Saw the film years ago, and it's not one of the those films where after you've read the book you necessarily feel disappointed – they are two completely separate entities.
The film focuses on the drama of the rescue; the book is more dry and gets into weather patterns, ocean currents, maritime history, and various oceanic and meteorological nightmares as well as the story of the doomed Andrea Gail.
Definitely worth the read, even if a bit dry, especially for the discovery of an awesome, powerful woman – ship captain and author Linda Greenlaw. Linda is one of the few female ship captains on the East Coast, but undeniably one of the best.
She survived the infamous Halloween Gale that the Andrea Gail unfortunately did not. Linda lives in Portland, Maine, still fishes, and has written several books – including the wildly popular Lobster Chronicles and several cookbooks.
Is Eliza Dushku (yes, the one in Wrong Turn and Tru Calling) in a Quilted Northern commercial?
Perhaps horror and TV aren't her true calling after all.