The Pyrates Author:George MacDonald Fraser In THE PYRATES, the author of the celebrated Flashman novels pays tongue-in-cheek homage to the swashbuckling books and movies that have always stirred his imagination. In these rollicking pages you'll find tall ships and desert islands; impossibly gallant adventurers and glamorous heroines; devilishly sinister cads and ghastly dungeons; improba... more »bly acrobatic duels and hair's-breadth escapes; and more plot twists than you can shake a rapier at. A deliriously entertaining combination of Errol Flynn action-adventure and Naked Gun pastiche.« less
I need to discuss with the author's 4th grade teacher the underlying reasons why he has a phobia of ending a sentence. The opening sentence is 288 words long, and a perusal further into the book shows it doesn't get much better.