I wanted to read this book because many, many, many, years ago during my first semester of college I had to write a paper for English class about the movie (and probably was supposed to read the book), and last week I saw the movie on TV and I thought that maybe I should read the book after all. I was under the impression that it followed just the one boat where the six men had died, but it was more about all the boats and people who were involved during the storm. I zoned out a few times because it is full of facts more so than a storyline. Like a long newspaper article. But other than that, it was a pretty interesting book.