Pirate Latitudes

Pirate Latitudes

A Novel

Large Print - 2009
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English Captain Charles Hunter and his crew of ruffians sail from colonial Jamaica to infiltate a Spanish-controlled port, commandeering the galleon El Trinidad and its fortune in gold after a bloody battle.
Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2009.
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed.
ISBN: 9780061929403
0061929409
Characteristics: 439 p. : map ; 23 cm.

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rfoster7
Jun 26, 2017

One of the weaker Chrichton novels. You can see why he put it in a drawer and chose not to release it... until his estate did. It feels half finished and seems to have been padded for length with some silly bits in the last third. But you see flashes of Chrichton's research and cleverness.

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JihadiConservative
Feb 22, 2016

I really enjoyed it, not his best novel. Quite graphic for a Crichton novel.

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di0nysus
Jul 21, 2015

Great read. Once the trip takes place it's hard to put down.

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Russ_A
May 28, 2015

This rollicking tale is chock full of blackguards, privateers, seamen, whores, villainous Spaniards, kraken, betrayal, hurricanes, cannibals, and more. The plot is strictly B movie, but it’s full of swashbuckling action. The squeamish reader need not apply, but the brutality and death, though prodigious in quantity, are relatively civilized by today’s standard. This novel was discovered among Crichton’s effects after his untimely death. It’s not among his best work, but it’s a fun read if you’re in the mood for a lighthearted and gory pirate story.

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artemishi
Aug 07, 2013

A great rollicking ride of a book, Chrichton builds fantastical characters for a true piratical adventure. I'm very impressed with the amount of research he put into this book, yet it reads easily and smoothly. Definitely recommended for lovers of adventure, pirates, and/or historic novels!

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mgnyc
Jul 06, 2013

So much reminds me of Captain Jack Sparrow, of whom I am a fan.

A rollicking good read.

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Eternal6k
Jun 28, 2013

This book had all the required elements of a great Pirate/Privateer story. It was funny, exciting, and raw often all contained on a single page. Must read for M.C. fans

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SSHH
Jun 09, 2013

I enjoyed it and couldn't put it down. Agree with some of the previous comments. Yes it seemed not quite finished ( or maybe I just wanted more!) and some parts were a little rushed. Very violent and includes a few sex scenes but not pornographic in detail, so not suitable for younger readers. Intend to get my friend - who lives in Tunbridge Wells - to check out the graveyard!

Prospero_II Aug 24, 2012

Okay story with great action scenes but reads like a movie outline and not a complete novel. Could have been great read if he had put more of his creative genius into it.

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pjberry
Jul 24, 2012

I liked it. Not Crichton's best, but still very entertaining. I have a feeling that had this been published before his death it would have been more polished.

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