Although this is not the most well-written book, just reading about Martin Strel's swimming feat is pretty amazing in & of itself. I'm in awe of Strel. I wish the book had been told from Strel's point-of-view rather than from the POV of someone alongside him. Some of the author's diary-like entries get repetitive in their descriptions. Even so, I continued reading to find out about Strel & am amazed by his journey.