Tragic Shores is, in a way, not tragic at all. It is a love story, and a hymn to our ability to go on, in the face of the ultimate darkness
Sometimes it takes writing of great power to provide the insight into what it means to be human, as well our place on this planet. Thomas H Cook's Tragic Shores is one such work
Evocative and emotional
Cook writes with a tender precision . . . a stunning and revelatory book that will haunt you for months to come
Cook can achieve a palpable, vivid sense of place, often in a few sentences, sometimes in a few words, while smoothly integrating the factual background data into his narrative
Cook writes movingly, perceptively, fulfilling his assertion that "there is much to be gained where much has been lost"
A fascinating, troubling memoir from a fine writer