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Added: January 27, 2012
Submitted by Name: Sima From: San Francisco
Comments: I found it compelling. I couldn't put it down. I was very emotionally engaged with the dog, in particular. I almost cried when they left him on the dock. I liked how she was not afraid of intensity. She was honest and didn't romanticize life on a boat. It was a good story.
Added: September 21, 2008
Submitted by Name: Jane Patterson From: McKinleyville, CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Rollicking Rocky! Great tale, heart throbs, heartbreak, an amazing story--Can't wait for the next installment. Heartily recommended.
Added: September 3, 2008
Submitted by Name: Dorinda Barney From: Kailua Kona, Hi E-mail: Contact
Comments: I loved your story, Rocky. I felt like I was there experiencing it too. Being from Northern California, I've been to all those places and I could picture each town. Thanks for sharing your intimate love story.
Added: August 26, 2008
Submitted by Name: Lana Cupper From: Kailua Kona E-mail: Contact
Comments: Rocky... It was a privilege to be a part of your adventure on Reward. What a terrific heart wrenching tale you told. A great, great read! Thanks for sharing.
Added: August 15, 2008
Submitted by Name: Jaycee Alani From: Hookena, HI E-mail: Contact
Comments: Awesome book Rocky! I'm glad my co-worker shared these piece with me. My feelings with the story and co-workers are different. I did find that this book could have been a fiction. Everyone in one point can related to love just as you did. It was a fun ride and Thank You for sharing your story.
Added: August 11, 2008
Submitted by Name: West Hawaii Today Newspaper From: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Added: August 6, 2008
Submitted by Name: Lisa Estrada From: Denver, Colorado E-mail: Contact
Comments: Dear Rocky, You have written an extraordinary book. I fornd it through your dear friend Barb J. Thank you Barb. Your writing is amazing to me. I know little/nothing about boating terminology but I never felt left out or cluless but instead right there (more like a fly on the wall, not participating in the action but taking it all in )with you, Wes, and Cleo aboard Reward. It was natural through your words to experience and feel the awe, adventure, fear, wrenching anxiety, futile sense of responsibility for someone else's happiness, sorrow, hope, fatigue, urgency, joy (of a shower, food, and others unexpected), beauty, failure, success, grittiness, discovery, and of course the love that you, Wes, and Cleo shared so intensely. I loved that dog. It seems that you have experienced great personal success with this book, now I wish you great tangible success (why not!) I do think your book merits it and you deserve it. Thank you for sharing with us, you are an inspiration. Lisa Estrada
Added: July 11, 2008
Submitted by Name: Liz Meierdiercks From: Honaunau,HI E-mail: Contact
Comments: I do have to say it was a book that I could not put down. After the first exciting chapter, I did not think that it could get any better. Each chapter was as good as the first. I did find that it was quite sad in the last section of the book. You have been through a lot. You have "bared your soul" to your readers. Thank you for sharing your wonderful book with me. I plan to read you poetry book next.
Added: July 9, 2008
Submitted by Name: Eric From: Kohala, Hawaii
Comments: Aloha Rocky, Wow!!! Just Wow!!!! I just finished reading "In Poseidon's Pocket" this afternoon and I was captivated from the very first chapter. You have lived an extraordinary life (to say the least) and I can totally understand how you have gotten to the point (philosophically) that you are now with your simple, quiet life on the Big Island. I grew up in Northern California (in Chico for 30 years and then later lived in Woodland and Davis) and I am familiar with most of the small coastal towns you and Wes docked at during your fishing days. Do you still keep in touch with any of the other fisherman from the fleet? I would imagine they are all retired by now? I studied oceanography, astronomy and physics while I was working on my biology degree in college, so I really appreciated your insightful references to these disciplines in your vivid descriptions of your observations while at sea. I couldn't help but share several of the adventures and events you described in the book to Barb and she has already read the first 2 chapters as well. She will probably read the rest while we are on the plane when we fly to LA to visit Barb's mom. We have also read several of your poems and thoughts in the "Meanderings of a Twisted Mind" and have thoroughly enjoyed them as well. You are a very talented writer with a vast amount of life experience and wisdom to draw from. Barb and I both think that "In Poseidon's Pocket" would make an incredible screen play. You must have heard the same thoughts from others who have read your books? Mahalo nui loa for sharing your books with us. We feel honored to have had the opportunity to read them. Aloha, Eric