A 1952 three (young) man expedition chronicles its experiences -- the first in Ceylon waters- and offers a somewhat tiptoe,...

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LORD OF THE SHARKS

A 1952 three (young) man expedition chronicles its experiences -- the first in Ceylon waters- and offers a somewhat tiptoe, admittedly undergraduate, approach to ichthyological and submarine adventures. Working out of Colombo, unable to make the Maldive Islands their base, Franco, Paolo and Carlo settle for Andura and its coral reefs; learn the vagaries of the weather, gain a reputation for catching sharks (which leads them to a commercial proposition); acquire the motorboat Lola tour half the way round Ceylon; and fill the season with boyish excitement. For these three Italians are full of pranks and antics; excitement and danger are not recognized until the event is passed; there are alluring girls to take their minds off work just as there is the jungle and sightseeing to fill in the work with rifle, barpoon and camera, swimming, diving and specimen hunting. This side issue accompanies other works of similar content with a high oxygen content but its airiness does add its bit to shark -- and other finny -- lore.

Pub Date: Aug. 5, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Roy

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1957