The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier

The book is a captivating narrative of a sailor's solo circumnavigation of the globe during a historic yacht race. Rejecting the trappings of fame and competition, the sailor chooses to continue sailing beyond the finish line, embracing the sea's vastness and his deep connection with nature. His journey becomes not just a test of physical endurance but a spiritual quest, as he reflects on life, the modern world, and the harmony found in simplicity. Through storms, wildlife encounters, and the solitude of the open ocean, the sailor's tale is a profound meditation on the human spirit and our relationship to the Earth.

The 4943rd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 84

Since this book was first published in 1971, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 84.0.

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