Lifeboats for Book & Movie Discussion

I recently finished reading Charlotte Rogan’s, The Lifeboat, which instantly brought comparisons to Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Lifeboat that I had watched as a kid.  In the book, Rogan has created the antiheroine, Grace Winter, a beautiful young widow who is being tried for murder in the early 1900’s.  The book then goes back in time to when Grace meets her new wealthy husband and they sail off on their ill-fated cruise.  She finds herself on an overcrowded lifeboat with 39 passengers in the murky Atlantic and that is where the real psychological drama takes place.  Both Hitchcock and Rogan are at their best depicting the drama and desperation that eventually takes place in surviving at sea.  Read one and watch the other and decide which lifeboat does it better.  I think this would make for an  excellent discussion for book and movie groups!

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