[The Voyage] Read ´ Philip Caputo


  • Paperback
  • 432
  • The Voyage
  • Philip Caputo
  • English
  • 23 October 2018
  • 9780679768395

Philip Caputo ´ 4 review

Read º The Voyage 104 Down the East Coast headed for the Florida KeysAlmost one hundred years later Cyrus's great granddaughter Sybil sets out to uncover the events that transpired on the voyage Her discoveries about the Braithwaite family and the America they lived in unfolds into a stunning tale of intrigue murder lies and decei. I will start first off with the rating I gave this four stars because it is such a well put together novel it is challenging as there are for example a lot of technical boating terms as much of the story takes place on the schooner It is also challenging because there is a darkness throughout the story It starts with Cyrus the father of three boys Nathaniel 16 years old Eliot something of a wit 15 and Drew the scholar 13 sends them off on his beloved schooner the Double Eagle telling them not to return home or go to Boston where his wife their mother has gone for a medical procedure until school is scheduled to begin again in September that is for the entire summer For Cyrus it is a decisive moment but the boys are baffled by their father s seeming coldness in giving them an order delivered in such an authoritarian manner It marks the beginning for us of an excruciating but rewarding readThey pick up another crew member Will Terhune a school mate of Nate s and ultimately decide to sail down to the Florida Keys where there is buried treasure from a ship that their father years ago had tried to salvage It is an adventurous trip and a brutal one and forms the core of the entire book It is not so much that we meet each of the characters individually but see these relative innocents tossed about by the imperious and unrelenting ocean and by society as a whole There is very little love except for the crew s respect for one another and their skills As a reader though we are pretty worried all the way through and this makes the reading uite a slough it is never boring but it is also never easyPhilip Caputo the author of The Voyage obviously put a lot of research and effort into crafting the book and maintains suspense until the very last twenty pages or so when he slowly unravels the essence of the story By this time we have gotten to like the boys and have developed an understanding of their mother and the rational for their father s behaviour It all fits like a well made jigsaw An excerpt from the book s epigraph from Joseph Conrad says it all though impenetrable and heartless the sea has given nothing of itself to the suitors of its precarious favours and in a review Caputo reflects that life for some people at least what we see of them and their families is simply the tip of an iceberg I recommend The Voyage simply as a good story well told although it is something of a moralist s tale don t keep secrets It is good to be reminded I think that our actions have conseuences I write this as we are all suffering the Coronavirus 19 pandemic and even though everything is shut down except for the essentials grocery stores liuor and beer stores Walmart and the nearby DollarStores it is warming to see couples and families out for walks together and sense the imposed uiet few planes trains or automobiles about and the environment overall feels likes it is healing It s Spring and the birds are back and singing Caputo has Sybil a great great granddaughter revisiting the family history before she just divorced moves out West and thus abandoning the Ocean that had formed and developed the family tell us why that there is this sense that this once great dynamic and prosperous family is no although there remain many members of it scattered about who do arrange to meet annually and that the core that had once given it its power and meaning appears to be no I guess to some degree it is an Original sin story But as Caputo says in an interview I mention below The brutality in these stories gives the tenderness meaning As there can be no faith without doubt no courage without fear so there cannot be redemption without sin Although I have to wonder that if Philip Caputo wrote such a story today he might have to acknowledge the argument that the Devil made me do it how could I resist the Devil when I can t resist a man might today sway an otherwise angry and disappointed God One has the sense though that Caputo in 1999 when he wrote the book and when he was 58 years old was practicing the Alice Munro Hemingway Iceberg theory about writing as an iceberg derives its power from the parts of it that are submerged a work of fiction is stronger for what is implied rather than stated directly see 2019 National Book Review interview with Philip CaputoAlthough women are prominent in the telling of the story and in the centrality of the drama it is a man s book conceived and written by a man as Philip Caputo reflects in the NBR interview mentioned above raised by his father the Jesuits and Marine drill sergeants A couple of excellent reviews can be found at these sites Kirkus May 2010 Review of The Voyage and for a longer one at Random House Book Club review of the book Edwin

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Read º The Voyage 104 In the tradition of great seafaring adventures The Voyage is an intricately plotted superbly detailed and gripping story of adventure and courage Pulitzer Prize winning author Philip Caputo has written a timeless novel about the dangerous reverberating effects of long held family secretsOn a June morning in 1. An intriguing story to be sure If you like exceptionally well developed characters going from one adversity to another and growing in the process you ll enjoy this book Three teenagers are driven out of their house by their father without explanation and uite literally set adrift off the coast of Maine Unable to contact their mother and since they are experienced seamen they elect to pursue adventure at sea and sail to Florida Their father s reason for abandoning them is the central mystery of the novel but it plays only a subsidiary role in the maturing of all three teens At least until the very end of their journey Caputo is a master of language His scenes are vivid especially the storms at sea and he gives the reader a profound insight into the minds and hearts of his characters All that having been said I can t give the book five stars The pacing of the tale is dreadfully slow especially at the outset To my mind there are too many gratuitous scenes that only marginally enhance the characters The author also uses a frame structure that probably could have been avoided with deft plottingThe book was at times a chore to read but was satisfying when finally completed I would not recommend it to an impatient reader

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Read º The Voyage 104 901 Cyrus Braithwaite orders his three sons to set sail from their Maine home aboard the family's forty six foot schooner and not return until September Though confused and hurt by their father's cold blooded actions the three brothers soon rise to the occasion and embark on a breathtakingly perilous journey. The voyage taught the lesson young men learn in battle that the world is indifferent to our fates that life is fragile and our grip on it tenuous that when the great crisis comes though we may face it bravely and act well we are nevertheless not as brave or as good as we might have hopped


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    Philip Caputo ´ 4 review [The Voyage] Read ´ Philip Caputo With high expectations I began The Voyage but disappointment soon set in The first 300 hundred pages were a real slog If I hadn't recently purchased a small sailboat and was in the mood for some ye olde sailing terminology of which there is an over abundance I would have scuttled the book 12 way throughThe first 34 reads like a cross between Life on the Mississippi and Old Yeller substitute the sailboat for the dog Badly in need of editing

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    [The Voyage] Read ´ Philip Caputo Caputo has a new book coming out this week Crossers which looks intriguing so I decided to do some homework and read one of his backlist I am so grateful I picked this one up It's a fascinating adventure story sailing the Atlantic Coast of America at the turn of the century What makes it absorbing is the ongoing familial mystery of our main

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