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Reef Libre: CubaThe Last, Best Reefs in the World by Robert Wintner

Updated on November 16, 2015

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I was sent a free copy of Reef Libre: CubaThe Last, Best Reefs in the World by Robert Wintner for only a honest review of Reef Libre: CubaThe Last, Best Reefs in the World by Robert Wintner. My review will be honest and it will be on both the book and the movie.

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Robert Wintner

Robert Wintner tends to write his fiction where the main characters seek to reason with nature. Two of Robert Wintner's books were once optioned for movie production while another was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.Robert Wintner also known as Snorkel Bob is a focused reef recovery against the saltwater aquarium trade.

Robert Wintner has written many books, including:

  • Reef Libre: CubaThe Last, Best Reefs in the World
  • Neptune Speaks
  • The Modern Outlaws
  • Brainstorm: A Memoir of Love, Devotion, and a Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Flame Angels
  • Wintner's Reserve
  • Whirlaway
  • 1969 and Then Some: A Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and Lingering Flashbacks of a Golden Age
  • Lonely Hearts, Changing Worlds: Short Stories
  • Confessions of a Lovesick Horndog
  • Hagan's trial and other stories
  • Homunculus
  • In a Sweet Magnolia Time
  • The Ice King
  • The Prophet Pasqual

Review

First off as I wrote at the top "I was sent a free copy of Reef Libre: CubaThe Last, Best Reefs in the World by Robert Wintner for only a honest review of Reef Libre: CubaThe Last, Best Reefs in the World by Robert Wintner. My review will be honest and it will be on both the book and the movie."

To keep this easy I'm going to start you off the way I started with the book first. Reef Libre: CubaThe Last, Best Reefs in the World by Robert Wintner is a wonderfully written book about sea creatures and their habitats. But for me it was not the wonderfully written words that pulled me in, but the alluring pictures. I took a short video of this book myself (you can see it to the right) the video is just me paging through Reef Libre: CubaThe Last, Best Reefs in the World by Robert Wintner so that you can see the breath taking photos that stole my breath away. I would have looked at every page of this book only for the photos, but I found the words pulling at me as well. The words speak of the amazing enthralling creatures big and small that inhabit our water. Do you know what a lion fish is? I didn't, but now I do. I found myself learning so much about the fish, turtles, sharks eels, and other creatures that live in water. I never really knew how much I did not know about them.

If I thought the book was amazing it only stood that way until I was watch the extraordinary documentary that came with. Below this review I included a trailer to the movie so you can get a taste of it for your self. The documentary left me with feeling like something beautiful was being destroyed in Cuba daily and that very few were truly fighting to save it. After watching the documentary I went online to educated myself about the current situation with reefs to see if it was really that bad. I was left feeling hopeful that it could be improved and aghast that it ever got to this point. You need to ask yourself what can you do? Do you want your children to be able to see true coral reefs?

The book and movie both truly compliment each other perfectly, however if I had to chose between the book and the movie I would pick the book, but that might have more to do with me being a true book lover. I truly learned a lot about reefs and different types of fish from this book. Anyone who enjoys snorkeling, learning, or fish would benefit from reading this book.

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      Robert Wintner 20 months ago

      Thanks for falling in and feeling the magic--and thanks for a great review. And especially thanks for seeing the value and importance of reefs around the world. We will watch them fade away in the next few years, or we'll step up to save them. Step 1: Take Down that Aquarium!

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      Debra 20 months ago

      Very interesting review! Thanks! Debra

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      misty103 20 months ago

      I am glad you enjoyed my hub. I enjoyed reading the book.

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