A Book a Day - Day 21

The Cruel Sea (Classics of War) - Nicholas Monsarrat

THE NOVEL YOU EXPECTED TO HATE, BUT TURNED OUT YOU LOVED

 

Life's pretty busy at the moment, so I am lagging behind a bit with the daily book meme.

 

For yesterday's book I am picking The Cruel Sea. Had this not been part of the BBC Big Read programme some years ago I would never had picked this up in the first place - the setting and topic (the story of two mariners on convoy duty in the North Atlantic during WWII) did and still does not appeal to me at all.

 

However, this was a compellingly bleak and harrowing read.