Which plot segment raised your adrenaline?

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Re: Which plot segment raised your adrenaline?

Post by A DeVore 15 » 23 Apr 2019, 14:40

There were so many moments in this story that had me practically biting my nails! It was action packed from beginning to end. The entire crew of the Express having to abandon ship and survive in lifeboats for days in December due to a raging fire was terrifying. Larry losing body parts, and ultimately his life (despite blood transfusions from crew mates), while trying to bring in a dead ship and keep a company afloat was horrific. The seal hunt, and subsequent murder, by the starving portion of the Express crew stranded on Haida Gwaii was disturbing too. Yet, I think I was probably most nervous as Myra et al. searched for her father. I was so anxious for him to be found and brought to safety after all he and his shipmates endured.

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Post by Nerea » 25 Apr 2019, 23:02

Yes. There were quite a number of moments.
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Post by Nerea » 25 Apr 2019, 23:03

Laura Bach wrote: ↑
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The same part affected me too. I was panicked when I knew there was no way Larry could benefit from some medical supplies. I guess that part scares me most about the sea.
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Post by juliusotieno02 » 26 Apr 2019, 03:59

When Lary's arms and legs got amputated! that was scary. Imagining the helplesness of Lary got me more scared than worried.
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Post by Kibetious » 30 Apr 2019, 06:53

Since reading the book, I have also not forgotten the part where Buckhorn decided to send their own tugs to tow their ship. I knew that things were not going to be easy. The first thing that came to ind was that perhaps a big conflict would have resulted.
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Post by Kibetious » 30 Apr 2019, 07:00

juliusotieno02 wrote: ↑
26 Apr 2019, 03:59
When Lary's arms and legs got amputated! that was scary. Imagining the helplesness of Lary got me more scared than worried.
This was really scary indeed. In most instances, what results when an artery is cut is blood gushing out which could have been the case with Steve. Apart from bleeding, you never know what was going in his mind sensing that he had lost half of his foot.
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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 30 Apr 2019, 09:12

Nerea wrote: ↑
01 Apr 2019, 10:33
Personally, the part that Larry's leg and arm were amputated got me tensed owing to the fact that his life was at stake. Being in the middle of the sea, no medical supplies available, and Larry's blood level was low.
Which part of the story raised your adrenaline?
Larry's injury and William being discovered ALIVE!

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Post by Nerea » 01 May 2019, 00:05

juliusotieno02 wrote: ↑
26 Apr 2019, 03:59
When Lary's arms and legs got amputated! that was scary. Imagining the helplesness of Lary got me more scared than worried.
Can't agree enough.
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Post by Nerea » 01 May 2019, 00:05

Ferdinand_otieno wrote: ↑
30 Apr 2019, 09:12
Nerea wrote: ↑
01 Apr 2019, 10:33
Personally, the part that Larry's leg and arm were amputated got me tensed owing to the fact that his life was at stake. Being in the middle of the sea, no medical supplies available, and Larry's blood level was low.
Which part of the story raised your adrenaline?
Larry's injury and William being discovered ALIVE!
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Post by Nerea » 01 May 2019, 00:09

Kibetious wrote: ↑
30 Apr 2019, 06:53
Since reading the book, I have also not forgotten the part where Buckhorn decided to send their own tugs to tow their ship. I knew that things were not going to be easy. The first thing that came to ind was that perhaps a big conflict would have resulted.
Yeah. And the good thing is both parties resolved the issue.
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Post by Gikonyo Caroline » 01 May 2019, 02:05

The horrendoud section when Larry loses his leg and arm aboard the ship . I thought he would survive the incident despite the blood loss and infectiins because his collegues dud give him first aid so i was holding on to hope but he died

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Post by elizaron878 » 01 May 2019, 03:17

When Travis found William.I was convinced he was gone.And to me that was an anticlimax, because all along I had hoped against hope that William would survive.

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Post by Kibetious » 01 May 2019, 03:26

While drifting at sea on their lifeboat, William' team's lifeboat capsized twice. This sounds like a small issue when read but I guess we can all imagine what was going on in their minds.
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Post by Kibetious » 01 May 2019, 03:31

Gikonyo Caroline wrote: ↑
01 May 2019, 02:05
The horrendoud section when Larry loses his leg and arm aboard the ship . I thought he would survive the incident despite the blood loss and infectiins because his collegues dud give him first aid so i was holding on to hope but he died
This would have been good to see how Larry would have apprehended the Buckhorn tugs and also if he could have managed to keep the company running. Too sad that he died. The amount of blood lost could not allow him to live longer. The situation is made worse by the fact that he was at sea.
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Post by Kibetious » 01 May 2019, 03:33

Nerea wrote: ↑
01 May 2019, 00:09
Kibetious wrote: ↑
30 Apr 2019, 06:53
Since reading the book, I have also not forgotten the part where Buckhorn decided to send their own tugs to tow their ship. I knew that things were not going to be easy. The first thing that came to ind was that perhaps a big conflict would have resulted.
Yeah. And the good thing is both parties resolved the issue.
Yeah, it was quite a relief. Thanks to Louise who applied some wisdom and the Buckhorn tugs had to give in. Otherwise fighting against the company would have been a hard thing.
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