Top critical review
on 17 February 2016
This writer may have a sense of humour but his gross exaggeration and emphasis on drinking and 'wenching' is way beyond believable. As an Apprentice he never seems to have to work in Port on Cargo watch. Only ever off ashore on another unbelievable adventure. Where does all his money come from? I was at sea as an Deck Apprentice at the same time as Mr Baloulene and got £4 10s a month! I had to force myself to finish the book as it really is pretty pathetic, lots of adult adventures but no sign of growing up.