Stories of adventures and thrill have attracted man in a way that no other story can ever attract.
While reading the adventure of little Tom Sawyer we can easily imagine us in the place of little tom –and be a part of the adventure in the island- like a free bird in the air!
In our unconsciousness we feel a shiver down our spine when little Jim is on a treasure hunt in a remote island.
Why man is so fond of stories of adventure.
Perhaps quest to know the unknown is an inherent character of man since the dawn of civilization. Probably it is in the genes of species Homo sapiens!
For ages that call of the unknown had never let man sit idly in the corner of the house- David Livingstone, Mongo Park, Marco polo-the list is endless…
This review of Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway Ghost by Iain Reading is a tribute to the desire of man to identify the unknown.
And the blurb of the book tells the following about the book
Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost is the exciting second installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This second book in the series continues the adventures of Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot who has decided to follow in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart and make an epic flight around the entire world. After flying across North America Kitty’s journey takes her down south to Florida where she plans to get a bit of rest and relaxation before continuing on with the rest of her long and grueling flight. As Kitty explores the strange and magical water world of the Florida Keys her knack for getting herself into precarious situations sweeps her headlong into the adventure of a lifetime involving mysterious lights, ancient shipwrecks, razor-toothed barracudas and even a sighting of the great Ernest Hemingway himself. This exhilarating story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept across the landscape and history of the Florida Keys all the way from Key West to the strange and remarkable world of Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas.
Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost is a perfect book to fire the imaginations of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn about and experience as much of our amazing world as they can – just like Kitty Hawk herself.
Three separate pieces of writing -apparently meaningless are in front of her. One is a piece of black impression of the engraving on a brick work, the other a meaningless piece of writing-meaningless to her, of course and the third –a sentence written in English of course- but hard to fathom any meaning out of it.
All are spinning like the dancing men of Sherlock Holmes –in front of our protagonist Kitty Hawk. She is really mystified this time.
for those who are not familiar with this modern sophisticated version of Tom Sawyer-she has a brilliant power of logical reasoning and presence of mind-coupled with an passion for flying her own small plane like a sea gulf-which she has inherited from the side of her father and a love for nature that has been bestowed upon her by her ‘crazy’ mother.
Last summer she had a remarkable adventure involving gold rush and stolen gold. she was on an expedition of observing humpback whales.
This year she has a greater mission, though. Following the footsteps of her icon, great Amelia Earhart-she has a mission of circling round the earth. and en route of globe trotting she has arrived to the southernmost point of the U.S.A-perhaps to take a little rest from the hectic days ahead in her little future carer of globe trotting!
Like every tourist-she too visited the house of Earnest Hemingway. And that’s from where the mystery stats to thicken like a fog. You will not believe how fast it will cover you! Strange sound of typewriter inside the house of Hemingway, and witnessing the boat of the noble laureate was all set to play a little orchestra inside the mind of Kitty.
Has the great writer has resurrected after so many years?
Our young protagonist has also visited the fort Jefferson –for a leisure time pass perhaps and for a close encounter with the sea wolves- Barracudas! But when Kitty is here-can mystery is far behind.
A glow of light in the night sea, a boat, two mysterious persons-all are enough to make kitty’s mind into action. She is on a run …..
Suspense, suspense, suspense….
At one point of time you will wonder it may kill you!
The rest is an absorbing story of adventure involving the history of the early ages of colonial rule, tale of a failed project and a saga of failed endeavour of greed. Narration with a dash of humour will make you just visualize everything.
For young adult and adult alike-it is like propelling the imagination –just picturing them in place of Kitty.
And be her globetrotting companion.
The writer has supplied so much material form the pages of history, culture, people and life of the lands that the plane will never crash…