The Ghost of the Blue Liner by Rima

  
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Published Jan 27, 2013 Popular

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Very good book!!
Rima October 28, 2013 at 18:09 Thank u :)
October 27, 2013 at 02:42
Did anyone write any book about 1 direction?
October 27, 2013 at 02:41
its cool and interesting
Rima October 5, 2013 at 07:09 Thank you :)
September 29, 2013 at 15:54
I like the narrative style but the nautical vocabulary could be beefed up a bit for clarity. Early on in the narrative involving the dart game and the slip and fall the use of the word "hall", an architectural feature for the nautical term "passage way" left me wondering for more than half a page whether the reader was looking in on a club scene ashore or a ship's lounge scene. The narrative need not sound like it was written by a professional mariner. But correct usage of the more common nautical terms early in a shipboard scene helps set the stage without having to use a lot of language to describe the stage. If you like writing stories in a maritime setting you might want to look at THE AMERICAN ADMIRALTY BUREAU'S GUIDE TO MARINE TERMINOLOGY AND NOMENCLATURE ISBN 10-1879778378 or ISBN 13-978-1879778375. It is not an easy book to find on a library loan since it was originally published for a continuing legal education course taught to admiralty lawyers. But at only 70 pages and told in a breezy historical narrative style its a lot more fun to read than any of the nautical dictionaries or encyclopedias on the market. Don't look for it at Amazon ($79 ) or Barnes and Noble ($149 ). The book is available on a print on demand basis for probably under $40 at Marine Education Text Books http://www.marineeducationtextbooks.com/contact.html You'll probably have to phone them, I didn't see their print on demand selections on their On Line offerings but I know they sell the entire line of American Admiralty Bureau publications as print on demand at very reasonable prices for "technical books". Just a thought I had as I read through. Floors = deck, walls =Bulkheads, Bow =front of the vessel, stern=back. Most readers understand these terms without being commercial mariners. Some times I was missing the point of the narrative because I wasn't being signaled clearly that the action was happening on board a ship. "Signaled" I think is the key idea I'm trying to get across. A little more use of the more commonly understood nautical terminology and the reader is quickly signaled something important about location and surroundings without having to write a lot of prose setting the scene.
May 27, 2013 at 23:40