Talk:The Perfect Storm (book)

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quote from review[edit]

I think that quoted text is actually from the book. I'll try to check today... It might have been quoted from the book into review...

Also, I don't know if you know, but Linda Greenlaw wrote a couple books about fishing, and earned her own entry -> —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:46, 4 February 2010 (UTC)


This article seems to be less about the movie/book, and more about the actual hurricane. Just my two cents. QuillOmega0 06:24, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Agreed. IMO, the article should be split. The actual storm should have the title The Perfect Storm, while the movie/book can have separate articles (Perfect Storm (Book) and Perfect Storm (Movie)). Hurricanehink 03:09, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
I think the actual storm should be given its official name: 1991 Halloween Nor’easter. Jdorje 03:13, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
That sounds good, with a proper header at the top. I vote yes. Hurricanehink 03:17, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
Moved it. Hurricanehink 20:24, 19 January 2006

I'm moving this from the article to here:

"During the storm the Rescue Coordination Center received a May-Day from a Japanese registered sailboat, some 120 miles south of Long Island, New York. The Center dispatched a search and rescue team from the 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard in Westhampton Beach. An H-60 Pavehawk and HC-130 departed Francis S. Gabreski Airport unaware of the storm's intensity. Arriving on scene, they were unable to hoist the sailor to the helicopter due to the high winds. Heading back to Long Island the 80 MPH winds restricted the crew's ability to refuel, and the helicopter eventually crashed in the Atlantic Ocean. One crew member, Technical Sgt. Alden 'Rick' Smith, was lost at sea and never recovered. The remaining crew members were all picked up 4 hours later by the US Coast Guard Cutter, The Tamaroa, commanded by Capt. Larry Brudnicki."

This may be in the book, but again, seems to be more about the actual storm than about the book. (And with cited sources, should probably be added to the Nor'easter article). Seems inappropriate to have this level of detail in the article when there is no discussion about the plot and characters of the book. Katr67 19:57, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Tropical Storm Jason[edit]

Tropical Storm Jason is the fictitious storm that took place over the Atlantic Ocean in the movie "The Perfect Storm" in October 1991. Though it never made landfall, it endangered the lives of many people, including many Mariners trying to cross the sea. [citation needed]

Book controversy[edit]

The "Book controversy" section says "While there have been disputes over the context and research of the book, there have been controversies that surround the movie The Perfect Storm." Firstly, the sentence doesn't make sense - should it say "While there have been no disputes over the context and research of the book, there have been controversies that surround the movie The Perfect Storm" or "While there have been disputes over the context and research of the book, there have also been controversies that surround the movie The Perfect Storm"?

If there have been controversies about the book, why aren't they alluded to? What does it mean to have a controversy about the "context" of a book? Can someone make sense of this puzzling statement? Sadiemonster (talk) 03:34, 1 April 2017 (UTC)