The former I slurped up and wrote some things down. The latter I bought because the story of the Endurance is one of the most intriguing true tales ever, in my opinion. Every aspect of it inspires and fascinates me.
My favorite quote from 'Salt' is: "I love you like salt."
He says tradition suggests that the young girl who said it to her father hundreds of years ago got banished, because he thought it was an insult.
Until we have to do without salt, we can't imagine how important it is. It used to be a precious commodity to trade with, like money.
It prevents decay, preserves, protects, sustains life, longevity, suggests permanence. Loyalties and friendships are sealed with salt. It is an eternal covenant. Salt seals a bargain. Evil spirits detest salt.
Salt is a potent and sometimes dangerous substance that has to be handled with care.
So I quipped my own quote: "I miss you like salt" I really do!
It was a very interesting read, seriously! :)