Middle Passage Author:Charles Johnson "Charles Johnson has really done it this time. Bed enough that Middle Passage merges the shame of slavery with a thrilling classic sea saga. Bed enough that it tosses a hip hustler into an ocean of larceny, mystery and danger. That's not enough for Johnson. He's got to put his readers through some serious changes, too. Middle Passage is as ... more »fatalistic as The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, funny as Gulliver's Travels, exciting as Treasure Island, metaphorical as Robinson Crusoe, and memorable as them all."