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Pirate Latitudes

11 Ratings: 2.9
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5 reviews about Pirate Latitudes
review by . June 22, 2010
Chrichton is a master of the page-turning thriller and I especially appreciate a couple things about his books. First, his use of "evidence" that has the appearance of items in the real world - newspaper articles, scientific journal articles, etc - makes his stories very believable. Second, his extensive research gives the reader insights into technical fields that they would not otherwise possess.      But this book was disappointing. It did not have the crisp transitions …
review by . June 26, 2010
     Everything you have come to expect revolving around the mythology of pirates is in here: raping (a lot of raping), privateering, sea battle cannons, sword fights (only one or two) and even the damn Kraken.  But it all adds up to very little.  These little snippets and scenes come together to form a story that more as an NC-17 version of Pirates of the Caribbean, rather than an original and engaging Crichton book.        And let me …
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
oh the romance of the history in pirates -- Michael has done it again!
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Great read for fans of Pirates of the Carribean.
review by . February 19, 2010
Crichton's posthumously published tale opens in 1665 Port Royal, Jamaica - the Caribbean equivalent of the cut-throat, brutal, lawless midwest in 18th century USA where "might was right" and the fastest shooter had his way. "Pirate Latitudes" revolves around Captain Hunter, an English pirate by any name, but more euphemistically called a "privateer" by the English authorities in order to minimize likely diplomatic dust-ups between King Charles II of England and King …
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