I really can’t say enough about this book. Dead Reckoning is Atcheson’s first foray into the world of narrative nonfiction, and it’s incredibly effective. This really is The Perfect Storm meets Into the Wild, and Atcheson’s reflective asides and telling of the story to fishing buddies was what made this one for me.
The Perfect Storm takes a close, nonfictional look at the fishing industry and the innumerable dangers that surround it. The story was both moving and informative and left me with a deep appreciation for the New England men and women who deal with these risks and losses as a profession.