a lake is great, but sometimes i just want more water
- The Sea, by Irish author, John Banville - rather dark and reflective
- Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys. The sea doesn't actually appear as a location in the book, but its symbolic shadow lies over the whole work. The Sargasso is a stretch of water in the North Atlantic Ocean between the Caribbean and Europe.
- The Lake of Dreams, by Kim Edwards, author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter
- Islands in the Stream, the posthumously published work of Ernest Hemingway's sea trilogy. The Bahamas and Havana, Cuba in Papa Hemingway's understated style
- John D. MacDonald's mystery series. His investigator, Travis McGee, lives on a houseboat moored at Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale. Terrific series!
- The River, by Gary Paulsen - good book; not a kick back and relax tale
- Rivers West, by Louis L'Amour. Yeehaw!
- The Notebook , set in South Carolina (where else? It's a Nicholas Sparks story!)
Five Days in Summer a novel of suspense by Katia Lief, set in Cape Cod, Mass.
- The Lake House starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. The lake scenes were filmed on Maple Lake in Illinois. Honestly, my favorite part of this film is the house!
- Eden Lake If you're into British horror films, this is one you'll want to see but not really what I was looking for.
- A Month By The Lake Where do I sign up to spend a month by this lake in Italy??! A light romantic comedy with Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox and Uma Thurman.
spending a month here wouldn't be long enough
- On Golden Pond
- A River Runs Through It
- Catch and Release
- The African Queen
If you're an ocean adventure movie fan then you have beaucoup films to choose from. They've never been a draw for me but there are others where the ocean takes on its own characterization in the story....
Ship of Fools
Master and Commander
The Hunt for Red October (has a terrific soundtrack!)
The Shipping News (read the book first then saw the movie, something I rarely do and I liked both)
Cast Away Tom Hanks' acting was astounding in this film but it was his "costar" that tugged at my heartstrings.....Wilson the volleyball, bobbing out to sea, never to be seen again, so sad!