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Ghost Eater: A Novel

3.36  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A riveting thriller, Ghost Eater marks the introduction of an intense new voice in
seafaring adventure.

Moored in a wintry Asian harbor at the turn of the twentieth century, Captain Ulysses Vanders experiences a revelation. A ferryman brings a mysterious gift--a wine at once rare and familiar that brings the sailor back to a moment in Sumatra thirty years before. "I closed
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 25th 2003 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 2003)
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Renee
Dec 30, 2009 Renee rated it liked it
This is Heart of Darkness-lite. Both feature travels down waterways, descent into steamy, wild jungles and to some extent descent into madness. Highland is no Conrad, however, and where Conrad transcends Highland ... entertains. I believed him all the way up to the end, before he finished off the story with a lame, "Tah dah!" instead of a crash.

He writes about Sumatra, and I can say that I have never read a book about Sumatra, even if it's is from a colonial perspective. Props to him for the cu
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Sherri Dub
May 05, 2011 Sherri Dub rated it it was ok
I wanted to like the journey of this book's plot and the Sea captain.
I didn't.
I felt cheated.
There were moments when the author gave a brilliant show of his use of prose, then he'd fall flat.
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