AT last, the long awaited and much anticipated sequel to Encounters With Sharks, Dolphin and Big Fish. Len Jones has once again dished up an enthralling collection of fascinating short stories which are based on his experiences as an angler, spearfisherman and commercial diver.
Like his previous work, this is a compelling, exciting and at times almost unbelievable read. The numerous tales that unfold range from amusing through to the strange and harrowing. As always, however, he is able to find humour in almost any situation. Every story is filled with an ensemble of colourful characters that spring to life with each passing phrase. At least one tale sets the record strait regarding the "infamous Mr Jones", Len giving the account as it happened, not as it was recorded or rumoured at the time.
There is a diversity of content in this book with stories of the big one that got away, as well as the highly amusing, sometimes distressing, incidents experienced while working for the South African Diving Services, one of the first commercial diving firms in the country.
This is a book that can be read again and again. A book at home on the shelf next to your works of non-fiction, or simply a great read to laze away the hours. It will appeal to readers both young and old, weaving its charm onto all who turn its pages.
254 pages, 35 stories, 87 Illustration by Len Jones
Cost R120 excludes postage
Available through http://www.freedive.co.za