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You and the Pirates

3.17  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
An army of cats joins a crew of marooned pirates to save you from explosions and knife attacks and to stop Up from becoming Down.
But before the cats, before the pirates, you are standing outside the metro in rush-hour Tokyo when the building across the street from you explodes. Seconds later, you're yanked off your feet by a salaryman who plans to use you to change the di
Paperback, 397 pages
Published September 27th 2009 by Workhorsery (first published 2009)
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Jun 16, 2012 Pooker rated it really liked it
Shelves: canada, fiction, japan
June 16, 2012

Book arrived in yesterday's mail, dressed in The Workhorsery's handmade bookcover. Autographed too. I am childishly delighted.

Received as a contest prize from John Mutford over at The Book Mine Set. Thanks John!

I finished this book months ago and somehow forgot to put my thoughts down here when I'd finished. So now I can't remember a lot of what happened but I do remember I loved reading this book. It is wonderfully creative with lots of twists in plot, setting, character and even w
Oct 31, 2012 Bel rated it it was ok
I really, really wanted to like this book. I didn't have a problem with the second-person narrative in the first section, since the author's voice was really engaging. I didn't quite understand what was going on, but I figured it would be cleared up later. The more confused I got, the more I counted on a big pay-off at the end. But it never came. There was no real resolution. This was a book with a lot of potential that was never fully realized.

That said, I would definitely give this author ano
Debra Luczycki
Jul 23, 2010 Debra Luczycki rated it did not like it
It seemed so promising...pirates, cats & Japan. I really wanted to be transformed momentarily by this book and opened myself up to the possibilities of IT.
Eventually I threw in the towel. It was too chopped up between dialogue, stereotype/descriptive names and alternative reality. I still feel as if this was a "conceptual piece" that I missed out on.
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