Book Reviews of The Pyrates: A Swashbuckling Comic Novel by the Creator of Flashman

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
ISBN-13: 9781585748006
ISBN-10: 1585748005
Publication Date: 7/1/2003
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: The Lyons Press
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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If you are a follower of Sir Harry Flashman- be warned. This is nothing like the Flashman novels. The Pyrates is GM Fraser having a bit of reckless fun. It is wildly historically inaccurate, the characters are all cartoonish stereotypes and the plot is utterly ridiculous- on purpose!
If you get this book expecting anything like a Flashman story, you will be disappointed. Imagine a novel-length Monty Python skit instead. Having said that, I must say that I enjoyed it in the light-hearted spirit in which it was intentioned.
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I tried. I just can't get interested in it.
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I took a chance on this one because I like the author. But it didn't appeal to me.
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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.