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Review: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Hello, happy hump day! Today I’m going to be reviewing some non-fiction, which I haven’t done for some time! This week I’ll be reviewing William Finnegan’s book Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by: William Finnegan: A biography of Will Finnegan’s life and how surfing played a very big role in it. This book was about surfing, but it was also about a whole lot more than that. It was about how surfing led Finnegan to becoming a war reporter, and finding his interests in politics. The way he chronicled his life into sections was done really well and helped the reader to understand him a bit better. Each section showed us what surfing meant to him at each point in his life. It was incredible to read about his journeys far and wide. Finnegan’s storytelling made the art of surfing fun and entertaining; it also gave the reader some knowledge into surfing that only surfers would know. There were a few dry spells throughout the book, but they were short lived as there was just so much going on Finnegan’s life. This was a book that had a bit of a geared audience, surfers, journalists, and anyone who likes to learn.

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