The Wave by Susan Casey
Curse you, Susan Casey, curse you! ***
Curse you for writing the book "The Devil's Teeth" that I enjoyed so much that I had to read your new book "The Wave" as soon as I heard about it.
Curse you for writing a book that caused me to lose sleep at night because I just had to stay up and read one more chapter, then oh, maybe, just one more after that!
Curse you for writing a book that caused me to bore The Husband (and my co-workers) with with wave facts and stories.
Curse you for writing a book that makes me think that maybe Iowa is a good place to be for the long term (no waves here).
And, finally, curse you for writing a book that I was sad to come to the end of. The book I'm reading now pales by comparison. I'm ruined until the next great book comes along (which might be a LONG time).
As the subtitle of the book says, Susan talks about giant waves. She follows then from 2 perspectives: the surfers who seek out these waves as a way to push the boundaries of their sport, and the scientists who study waves.
If you want a great read, get this book. Read it. Love it. It may make you reconsider buying oceanfront property, but you'll likely enjoy it.
*** I really don't want to curse Susan Casey. I just want her to write another book. ***