Our fall includes voyages on two magnificent ocean liners (the Queen Mary 2 and the MV Explorer). So to prepare, I'm on the lookout for some good nautical fiction.
Using one of my favorite subject headings, "ocean travel - fiction", I search libraries for nautical novels. I'm particularly interested in books that are set on board ocean liners. So while Life of Pi is a terrific story that rightfully belongs in this subject heading, I'm looking for stories on the big ships. I also scouted these web sites:
- Nautical fiction at Boat-links
- Cruise and sailing mysteries from Springfield library
- Shipboard murder mysteries from Criminal Element
- Novels set aboard the Queen Mary 2 from Good Reads
- Cruise and sailing mysteries from Oshkosh Public Library
After my nautical reads earlier in the year, I picked up a copy of The Vices by Lawrence Douglas and I loaded my Kindle with The Transatlantic Lady Carlsbrooke by Gary Nicholson. I'm eager to read these stories set on the Queen Mary 2.
What's your recommendation for ocean liner fiction?
And you can bet, I'll be scouting out those magnificent shipboard libraries!
Yours in setting the mood,