cannot imagine anyone reading SAIL, the latest collaboration
between James Patterson and Howard Roughan, and then jumping into a
canvas-and-wind-propelled vessel and getting out of sight of dry
land. The book --- particularly in the first half --- describes
everything that can go wrong on a boat, while throwing greed, sex
and violence into the mix. And exciting? SAIL will move you from
first page to last at light speed.
The plot is simple enough, at least on the surface: a dysfunctional
family takes a sailboat cruise that leaves them in dire straits.
That would be an interesting premise, but it