I'm still reading this book and so far it's a great book, almost done. It is full of exciting/scary life adventures on the sea and different countries that surround the sea. I don't know how his wife put up with him always being gone and seemingly in danger of being put in prison in a far off country for who knows how long. The characters are great and are developed very well throughout the book. It'd be very interesting/exciting if they made a movie out of this one.