Award-winning journalist and author of Ocean’s End, The Lobster Coast, and The Republic of Pirates, Colin Woodard is a true Ocean Mind. I had several conversations with him regarding his brillant book “The Lobster Coast” during a documentary film shoot in Maine last summer. As we both hold a passion for characters (human beings with character that is) and the Ocean we continued our conversations on skype about other subjects, lately his excellent article on “The Great Pyramids Of Bosnia” in the Smithsonian this month.
I am writing this blog post not only to mention his talent to pinpoint issues and conduct a thorough research but most specifically for his ability to truly connect with the people he engages with in a conversation. After having interacted with Maine Fishermen, one knows that when you are “from away” you better walk the way of the peaceful warrior and listen rather than yap away explaining what you want from them. Although not recognized as such, for me Colin is a true Mainer as his passion for this unique State transpires through his writing.
I highly recommend reading “The Lobster Coast” and will write a review of Ocean’s End which I shall read very soon.
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