A review of Shadow Divers by Kurson

In addition to the next book to recommend, please note the link to our local independent bookstore: Book Passage. This is a terrific book store owned by Elaine & Bill Petrocelli, the staff are well read and make excellent suggestions. If you like any of my recommendations or books on my booklists- go to the Book Passage link. The BP link will connect you with the BP personal shopper who can arrange to send the books to you or any variation of  book selection to you or someone of your choice. I know there is Amazon, Google & Barnes & Noble- but think about supporting our local book store.

A non fiction book is is my next recommendation: I am revisiting a book I read a few years ago and have been surprised at the number of people who do not know about this book and should check it out- it is called Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson.

Kurson tells the true story  of the discovery  of a mysterious submarine shipwreck located off the coast of New Jersey. It is dangerously deep and accessible to only those who are experienced deep diving specialists like John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, wreck diving enthusiasts. These guys with a handful of other people ( all real characters) become committed to solving this unidentified submarine. The adventure takes us through the details of deep sea diving ( the risks and dangers), the history of WWII submarines, and all that is gained and lost in the pursuit of solving the identification of the U-boat. There is death, triumph, loss and satisfaction as they are able to return items to the relatives of the dead. Loved reading this story, riveting and wished it did not end.

2 comments on “A review of Shadow Divers by Kurson

  1. Jo says:

    I read Shadow Divers a few years ago – at Tracy’s recommendation, of course. I never thought I would enjoy a book about scuba diving, not my sport. But Tracy was right. The book is engrossing and sets your heart racing. Some of the scenes (no spoilers here) are as vivid in my memory as the day I read them. Thanks for the reminder. I may have to read this one again.

  2. Kathy says:

    I read this book 5 or 6 years ago and found it a compelling book. I was surprised that I was so quickly involved in the lives and stories of these men who I have so little in common with. Historical facts were closely entwined with the story giving me the sense that I was learning something factual as well as seeing how the main characters handled the challenge of pursuing a goal to the end.

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