I mentioned I was enthralled by Susan Casey's The Wave, her non-fiction book about rogue and freak waves in the oceans. I also picked up her Devil's Teeth, another non-fiction set in the ocean, but this is about the great sharks.
No holds barred, I'm highly recommending both. The woman writes non-fiction as if she were writing a thriller, lemme tell you. If you're looking for a gift for someone, especially a guy someone, I'd sure think these books would rate. They remind me in some ways of Robert Kurson's Shadow Divers, which I gave as gifts to some male friends and which I also recommended to my women friends for them and for their husbands.
And, no, I don't know Casey a'tall. Well, except for "knowing" her through her fabulous writing.
Go treat yourself to a great three hours of spell-binding absorption-and it's all true.