Recent Reviews for Theodore Carl Soderberg
Uncharted Waters (Book) - 8/13/2011 9:50:35 AM|
Merchant Marine Sea Life with all the Drama!
I have to admit that after reading this book, I feel like I have not only traveled all over the world but have fallen in love with an amazingly funny cast of characters! Seinfeld meet the Merchant Marines! This book is a easy, smooth flowing read with lots of adventure. The characters are not only plausible but I have become deeply connected with each of them. Blaze is not your typical female sailor, while being chased by the mafia lover she is able to steer all sea worthy off course with her quick pick-up lies to playing helpless to get help for her escape. Joe Bones and Shanghai Cid have a story for everyone and My favorite is Murry the K. I could write a whole book on just "Murry the K" alone. He is your OCD, drive everyone crazy, mommas boy Merchant Marine. I loved how Ted constantly played with Murry psychologically. Between the water spots to diving for sea sponges, Murry is the guy that we all hate but couldn't live without.
There are also tender moments such as the authors personal love for the sea as a young boy with friends Dickey and Bobby, or fishing with his father in New York, at Lake Carmel. The tense moment of the Iraq war while trying to stay on task with a Sea Goddess and Yosemite Sam at the helm. Truth is, I laughed so hard with the "sailor talk" that I learned all sorts of new phrases like FUBAR and you just have to read the book to find out about Mongo's contest on the Diego Garcia!
I highly recommend this book to everyone! It truly is the author's mind who has flair for the wacky, or as he is described by the back of his book, "an eye for the good life and the ladies". This novel is a true treasure of the sea!
Uncharted Waters (Book) - 4/28/2008 1:59:43 PM
This book cracked me up! He writes so well you feel like you're at sea with a bunch of wacky characters. I almost found it sad to finish the story -- I wanted to keep turning pages and keep laughing!
Uncharted Waters (Book) - 4/22/2008 11:45:14 AM
Sounds like a pretty good read, but when I hit the button for all your reviews it took me to other books on Amazon. It's possible I missunderstood which review I was trying to look up. Terry
Second day of Infamy (Short Story) - 5/28/2011 8:30:24 PM
well, i didn't see Natasha coming on strong like she did. wow, some characterizations!! well done.
Fairy Tale- Press Democrate-Feb 10 (Article) - 2/20/2013 5:04:52 AM
The Obama propaganda machine (ABC,CBS,NBC, CNN and the Hollywood Clowns)are too busy covering the big important shocking story that threatens the very foundations of our civilization ...Senator Marco Rubio Drinks Water
Bangkok Post entry- 27/10 (Article) - 10/31/2012 5:25:31 AM
Here is the link to a list of more than 100 of Obama's achievements as President. Each has a citation link to the source thus showing the first rule of objectivity.
Debate-Press democrate, Santa Rosa, Ca.-09/04 (Article) - 10/6/2012 4:29:50 PM
I could not agree with you more... Very well stated.
Hooked on Oil-Press Democrat, )3/19 (Article) - 4/19/2012 3:38:12 AM
Hmm...we're also hooked on food. Perhaps we need a government program to see if we can't get rid of all of those enviromentally harmful farms and feed our people from little gardens we can all grow in our tea cups, instead. A couple trillion dollars should get the ball rolling.
Obama's day of reckoning-NY Times August 24 (Article) - 3/29/2012 4:14:49 PM
I hear ya!
Bangkok post/Dec 1/Obama is all ideology and no common sense (Article) - 12/1/2011 5:51:05 AM
Interesting. I think Gov Chistie summed it up best when he said, "Why are we paying this guy?
The visa run (Article) - 11/25/2011 5:50:07 PM
Having lived many years (20) in Thailand I can tell you that discrimination is, most definitely, a thing of the past...the past, present and future. It's one of the reasons I live in Cambodia now.
Bangkoks newspaper. The Nation, 05/1/09 Waterboarding (Article) - 11/25/2011 5:41:38 PM
I agree...well, except for the latte without cream. That seems a bit cruel.
Osama not armed-SF Examiner. 05/05 (Article) - 5/6/2011 1:11:54 AM
Amen!..Did the SFE happen to mention that the 3000 innocent people bin laden murdered on 9/11 weren't armed either.
Osama not armed-SF Examiner. 05/05 (Article) - 5/5/2011 5:41:32 PM
I couldn't agree with you more on all counts.
Happy Meals-USA Today-11/17/10 (Article) - 11/21/2010 9:09:11 AM
Happy Meals-USA Today-11/17/10 (Article) - 11/17/2010 2:24:10 PM
Again, or actually, I agree with you almost all of the time and now is one of those times.
drownding in liberalism,SFExaminer-11/05 (Article) - 11/6/2010 2:32:00 AM
If I were stuck anywhere in brain dead California today, I get on a ship myself to avoid drowning in that sea of fatal liberalism. With that said, Thank you for your service, Ted and God Bless.
drownding in liberalism,SFExaminer-11/05 (Article) - 11/5/2010 4:56:14 PM
Carl, you're my kind'a guy... Truly!
What's wrong here? SF Examiner-08/13 (Article) - 9/3/2010 8:02:40 PM
Time to buy a bike. ;-)
SF Examiner, 07/25. Spending like a drunk'n sailor! (Article) - 8/1/2010 3:57:35 AM
Vehicles are dangerous too! -SFExamniner 06/17 (Article) - 6/17/2010 6:32:37 AM
My only thought is that the drivers should obey the law, the cars will only go where we point them.
Obama's day of reckoning-NY Times August 24 (Article) - 8/31/2009 2:39:57 AM
08/01/09 Bangkok post (Article) - 8/1/2009 2:03:22 AM
I wonder how come Joe the Joke Biden didn't ask for some water mellon and fried chicken...Then again, maybe he did.
Way of the Romans, Sf Examiner-07/03/09 (Article) - 7/4/2009 4:54:07 AM
Jim Bishop' Nightmare in Red might be worth reading again.
SF Examiner-auto bailout (Article) - 5/17/2009 6:44:06 AM
They're going to save GM just like they saved
Chrysler. What a great idea, a going out of business bonus paid with taxpayer money.
SF Examiner-auto bailout (Article) - 5/16/2009 5:08:24 PM
You have captured the essence of capitalism (I think :-) It's still the best system around and it works if we don't manipulate the process by too many tax dollars.
SF Chron. 05/12/09 Why Pot (Article) - 5/12/2009 4:50:53 PM
You say it like it it, my friend. I went to the little Michigan town of Royal Oak last week and saw a bulletin that announced the soon arrival of a "marijuana center." Having two young daughters, 18 and 21, exposes me to the damaging effects of pot as I meet and get acquainted with their friends who have long practiced its use. Sanctioning pot is condoning the destruction of a generation to come as far as I am concerned. It breakes my heart for the young.
AmericaJR, Detroits #1 website-Goals (Article) - 4/29/2009 3:25:09 AM
There is so much truth in this post, Carl. I have no doubt your new novel will be a tremendous success. It is definately going on my list of "books I want to read." Hopefully, soon.
BangkokPost letter, 03/06/09 (Article) - 4/6/2009 12:55:40 AM
Iím afraid it is plain old Jealousy, Carl. It is easier to destroy things and tear them down then to build them. Lazy people of lower intelligence and drive always take the easy way outÖsuch as stealing the fruits of others' labor...rather then working to produce their own fruits.... hence that is why those people are where they are today. Sorry but I will not apologize to their low brain power, character and other short comings.