Strange Voyage

I’m thoroughly engrossed in a book I bought a couple of years ago. I had to buy it online from a used book dealer, since it had long been out of print. Now, finally back in print, The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst tells the fascinating story of a man attempting to sail around the world, non-stop and alone. He set sail on October 31, 1968, one of a number of competitors in a round-the-world race. Eight months later, his boat was found drifting in the Atlantic, with no one aboard. The mystery deepened when it was discovered that he had been faking his logbook entries. I had meant to begin reading it as soon as I bought it but my interest was rekindled by a new book on all of the race competitors, A Voyage for Madmen. Now I’m going to read them one after the other. Completely fascinating.