Alaska Be Damned

ABDI just finished Alaska Be Damned by Bob Hatting. Bob is a David resident and a good friend of mine.

I enjoyed the book with one exception. The version, I have, was downloaded over a year ago. I had it on my list of “Books To Be Read”, and it is missing four editing passes that those that order it now will get.

Ignoring the editing, which has been addressed, it was a very good read. This is a good sized book with ample and accurate descriptions of Alaska, trials of commercial fishing in Alaskan waters, and containing characters you can care about.

This book brings adventure, romance, and a view of politics in the Alaskan frontier. Those that know Bob will find a lot in the main character that will remind you of Bob. I feel certain that many of his experiences in Alaska influenced this novel.

Bob tells me that this is his best selling book and I can see why.

If you want to escape from Panama for a while, this is a good way to do it.

5 thoughts on “Alaska Be Damned

  1. Thanks for the positive review, DR. As you mentioned, the novel has had editing issues but they no longer remain. ALASKA BE DAMNED was edited five times (5 different editors). Melissa Gray is the last word in editing. She found over fifteen hundred errors remaining from the previous four editors. Her fee was definitely earned. Again, thanks for the review.

  2. Kind of nice to have soon to be famous people in our midst. I am a merchant marine. I assume this has lots in it for me too.

  3. DR, the cover will be changed for the printed version. My dad’s old photo from 1956 is not dense enough for the larger format.

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