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The Pyrates: A Swashbuckling Comic Novel by the Creator of Flashman
The Pyrates A Swashbuckling Comic Novel by the Creator of Flashman 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.
I actually enjoyed this book. The dialect was difficult at times to stay with, but all in all, it kept me engaged. This could also be because I am a pirate buff and many pirates I have heard and read about are in some way involved in the plot. The author takes great liberties with well known pirates, real and fictional, and sets a crafty adventure full of romance (well, sort of), violence (the "pirate" kind), and treasure (but of course). I definitely recommend for those who love a good pirate story.