So, I figured I would enjoy something to read, like before bed and such...Once in a great while I'd pick up a book about surfing and though it's rarely anything special at least it tends to be entertaining and kinda nice on a cold, cold day. I kinda liked "Sweetness and Blood", it was mind blowing how surfing culture spread around the globe, even to places that hardly ever even get proper wind slop. The 'coolness' of surfing is a fascinating subject to me. Actually, to be honest, when going someplace to surf I would often tell friends that it's really a fishing trip but I plan to "have fun in the water and surf, too". Using the power of the wave and interacting with it is just awesome but I try to keep it in check for what it is and not have culture (dress code, industry ****, etc) consume me. Surfing was made cool by some cool people. So I got that book and it has to be the biggest **** I ever read, on sport/lifestyle subject. Has anyone attempted to read that? And it was reviewed generally positive! First of the guy is a narcissistic douche and it is right about impossible to get over it. Second, he makes all those Da Hui people even bigger caricatures than they built themselves to be. This whole NS fascination is getting old. And I like reading stuff than makes you feel smarter and more insightful, this guy couldn't get over his f!@#ing designer clothes. Do yourself a favor and skip that. If you gotta read it, libraries got it.