Several people have asked what impact Blackfish has had on DASW, and I would have to say it has been very positive. This morning, the Amazon numbers were still running strong for Kindle and Paperback, especially for an 18-month-old title.
Below are some reader comments from Amazon and GoodReads that mention the movie. Most people view the movie and book as terrific companions to each other, which is great. A double-whammy against captivity.
SOME OF THE AMAZON REVIEWS THAT MENTION BLACKFISH
If you watched Blackfish, this goes into far more detail.
This a good read and I’d thorough and informative. Great to read before or after the movie Blackfish
I read this after I watched the CNN special “Blackfish”. I highly recommend this book for anyone who would like more information on the captive Orcas at the Sea World parks.
This book along with the documentary Blackfish exposes the secrets and lies behind Sea World. They are both worth reading and watching.
This was a fascinating story. I read it before watching the documentary BlackFish. I am so glad I did because this gave way more information.
So many details about why orcas shouldn’t be in captivity! Many more layers of detail to add to “Blackfish”!
After watching the movie Blackfish recently, I was struck by the seemingly deep emotions experienced by the whales when they were captured. I needed to know more. Kirby presents more than enough information on the subject with plenty of research and footnotes.
A must read!! Great to compliment the feature film “Blackfish”!
I watched the movie Blackfish before reading this and I am actually glad that I did, as it was helpful for me to have some background information. Death at SeaWorld is a very emotional and disturbing read that goes into a lot of excellent detail. I could hardly put the book down, staying up many late nights, trying to finish.
I hope that the conversation started with this book and the documentary “Blackfish” will grow to overwhelming volume.
I read the book in 3 days. After reading this and watching the film Blackfish, I was so inspired, I even wrote my college research paper on the topic.
Death at SeaWorld is the basis of the movie “Blackfish.” It is as much about corporate power and greed as it is about captive orcas and SeaWorld’s treatment of them.
I loved this book! I read it over the weekend, it was a great preface to the movie Blackfish.
SOME OF THE GOOD READS REVIEWS THAT MENTION BLACKFISH
So after watching Blackfish on CNN I wanted to know more about SeaWorld. This book changed my mind.
After seeing the movie Blackfish, I decided it would be worthwhile to do more research.
After watching the movie Blackfish I wanted to learn more. This book gives all the facts and it is very compelling. It feels like a thriller book.
After watching the movie Blackfish recently, I was struck by the seemingly deep emotions experienced by the whales when they were captured, both by the pod members still at Sea and those taken away. I needed to know more.
With the impending CNN premier of the documentary Blackfish, I knew I wanted a “sneak peek” at the information. It led me to this book, which I ended up appreciating more than the documentary.
I wanted to read more about killer whales after watching the documentary Blackfish. This book is a great companion and offers a fascinating if somewhat bleak look into the business of Shamu.
Blackfish changed me; I picked this up when I heard about the doc. I preferred this to the film, and my view on orcas was totally turned around.
I went to see Blackfish last week, then this book caught my eye on a cart, and I had to take it home. I spent all day yesterday reading it. Apart from doing laundry, I couldn’t tear myself away from it.
I watched the documentary Blackfish around the same time I read this, so each sort of reinforced the other, making my overall intake of information more complete. I would recommend both together; it provides a fuller picture, to actually see some of the footage Kirby discusses.
I read this book and watched Blackfish and am now firmly in the anti-cap camp.
Hoping to see the documentary Blackfish soon. Needless to say, we will not be renewing our SW passes when they expire in a month.
As the European release of Blackfish approaches (hopefully) I decided to pick up this book at the local library and learn a little more of the SeaWorld controversy.
I read this book after seeing the preview for Blackfish, an upcoming documentary about Tillikum and orca captivity, and I was riveted.
I watched the movie Blackfish after reading this book and the book is a must-read for fans of the documentary (and if you’ve read the book, you should see the film!) I highly recommend checking out this book