I lost an entire night’s sleep reading Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey (Broadway Books) because I couldn’t put it down. Even though I cheated and Googled the ending of the true events that Swidey retells, I had to read it until the end. Boston Globe Magazine journalist Swidey made me feel as if I was right in the middle of everything. Meticulously researched, the book retells “harrowing story of five men who were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel, hundreds of feet below the ocean.”
I know many From Left to Write book club members also felt the same way I did when they read it. Though they probably didn’t lose as much sleep as I did. Today they discuss Trapped Under the Sea on their sites with personal stories inspired by this true story of the men who saved Boston’s harbor, formerly the dirtiest one in the United States.
Take a look at our book club discussion of Trapped Under the Sea:
- Laura from the gluten-free treadmill thinks about what it means to be working-class and poor in America.
- Liza at (a)Musing Foodie ponders the idea of removing caffeine from her daily morning routine after trapped without coffee!
- Ashley of Ashley, Unabashed offers her thoughts on the Boston Harbor Cleanup Tragedy from a longtime Massachusetts resident.
- Cindy Fey from We All Fall Down reflects on her time working, not working and watching the ocean north of Boston.
- Alicia S at Titere con Bonete wonders if she will ever find her dream career.
- melanie of tales from the crib is thankful for those who work deep under water.
- Raya from And Starring As Herself found creative ways to survive corporate meetings.
- Janeane Davis of Janeane’s World was reminded of the story of her marriage because everything starts with a plan and then life happens.
- Emily Stephens at Nap Time is My Time finds her passion through letters and words.
- Meghan from Crazy Casa K thanks all the men and women who do the jobs to keep us safe.
- Jenn of Momma on the Rocks recalls a time that she (almost) climbed the Statue of Liberty with her family.
- Cristie Ritz-King at The Reinvention Girl reminds us that you never can tell what’s beneath the surface.
Have we convinced you to pick up a copy of Trapped Under the Sea yet?