I tripped over this gem of a book by pure chance – what luck! Susan Casey’s non-fiction masterpiece “The Wave” is evocative and entertaining, exploring big waves – incomprehensively big waves – from the perspectives of mariners, scientists and extreme surfers.
Until recently, the truly giant waves rumbling with devastating power through the world's oceans were believed to be the stuff of myth. Not so! “The Wave” made me gasp aloud and kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Each time I pick this book up, I’m overcome with longing for the sea.
I would highly recommend “The Wave” to anyone with an interest in the natural history of our beautiful planet and extreme sports.