Moby Dick for the blog generation. Cat food cannery worker Gus Openshaw has one goal in life: to kill a whale. Not just any whale, but a big, blubbery whale that ate his wife, child, and arm during a vicious and unprovoked attack. With a rickety boat and a heavily restrictive whale-hunting license, Gus sets out to exact his revenge. Along the way, Gus keeps an online journal – a blog – to keep the world informed about his misfit crew, his clashes with pirates, his near-fatal incarceration, and his infatuation with a certain island princess. Complete with gorgeous scrimshaw illustrations, 'Gus Openshaw's Whale-Killing Journal' is the hilarious documentation of one man's obsessive pursuit of a giant whale that would make Captain Ahab proud.
About the Author: Keith Thomson wrote and directed the short film 'Cupidity', which played in the Sundance Film Festival and won the Laura Napor Award. He has also written feature films for Tri-Star, Paramount, and Disney. His first novel, 'Pirates of Pensacola', was released by St. Martin's Press in 2005.