At the beginning of the book it was confusing and relaxed. I knew it was getting me ready for something crazy. When the man was being dragged by the sea devil I felt so scared for him and I was standing on the edge of my feet. I felt like I was in his shoes.
At the beginning of the book he was in his garage, but I thought he was already fishing (foreshadowing). He was actually getting ready to go fishing and grabbing his supplies from the garage.
I first interpreted the theme as, "alone isn't always better." When I thought of it after I knew that that was not the theme it was apart of the tone. When I thought of it some more I knew it was man vs. nature. I think the author was trying to send a bigger message about the struggle that nature and humans have, it is a constant pull.
I connected with the story because he used a lot of show not tell. Show not tell planted a better/clearer picture in my head.