Bestseller Advances 300,000 More Places On Amazon.com Sales List!
"Diving The Seamount", Tom
Rapko's scuba diving bestseller, roared ahead on Amazon.com's sales
list again this week jumping over 300,000 places. This is in addition
to the 600,000 places it gained the week before! Along with the sales
jump, Don Mitchell, Author of "The 2000 Percent Solution", and
Amazon.com's Top 3 reviewer recently rated Rapko's Novel 5 Stars.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 5,
2004 -- "Diving The Seamount", Tom Rapko's scuba diving bestseller,
roared ahead on Amazon.com's sales list last week over 300,000 places.
This is in addition to the previous week's mercuric rise of 600,000
Along with the sales jump, the novel
also recently garnered a key review from Don Mitchell, Author of "The
2000 Percent Solution", Amazon.com's Top 3 reviewer of over 2400 books.
Mr. Mitchell rated "Diving The Seamount" 5 Stars. Below is an excerpt
from his review:
"Ever since John Steinbeck took his
memorable voyage to Baja California to visit the sea life that is
chronicled in The Log from the Sea of Cortez, writers and nature lovers
have been fascinated by this desolate stretch of land with its unique
ocean environment and independent people. Diving the Seamount is a fine
addition to the literature about Baja California.
But Diving the Seamount is more than
that. The book captures the importance of self-realization and living
in contact with your own spirit in a very effective and poetic way. I
found myself reminded of The Old Man and the Sea in several points in
The book builds rather simply as
several Americans find their way to La Paz for scuba diving on the
seamount (an underwater volcanic mount) there. Their lives are changed
by the experience in ways that they carry with them throughout the
You also meet the Mexicans who take
them on the diving trip and how their lives are also influenced by
diving on the seamount. It's a book full of epiphanies with the diving
leader, Pepe, serving as a sort of spiritual guru explaining simple
living and healthy contact with nature.
The book then follows the lives of
those who were on the diving trip and those who came into contact with
them on the day of trip. There's a delightful synchronicity involved
that reminded me of The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
The book also develops its theme of
unnatural versus natural living by showing how that applies for both
Americans and Mexicans. The Mexican contrasts between PEMEX and fishing
in Baja were impressive.
Mr. Rapko's writing is quite good. He
keeps it simple and moves his stories along well. Although the book is
a novella, he has the story development more typical of a fairly long
Given the propensity of describing life success in terms of material
acquisition, "Diving The Seamount" offers a refreshing view on the
importance of personal character development and the value of
simplicity. And with the holiday season fast approaching "Diving The
Seamount" makes a superb choice for the adventurer in your life!
"Diving the Seamount", ISBN
0595320856, is available in soft cover for $11.95 at all major book
retailers including Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
Tom Rapko is an avid scuba diver,
underwater photographer, and impromptu philosopher. With over a
thousand dives on five continents, he holds a special place in his
heart for the Baja peninsula. He lives in Boston's South End with his
wonderful wife Angela.
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