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On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers
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Sep 27, 2010

really liked it

I loved this book. It's a rollicking pirate story with plenty of adventure, lots of grog, a dash of magic, and a soupcon of romance. In fact, the entire time I was reading it I was thinking of how terrible "Pirates of the Caribbean 3" was, and saying to myself,"Now this is what that movie SHOULD have been." Imagine my surprise when I found out they were making a 4th Pirates movie AND basing it partially on this book. I could be a Hollywood producer!
Anyway, I liked it so much I read another, much more awarded Tim Powers book, The Anubis Gates. It was too similar in some ways for my taste, albeit a totally different non-pirate one, but also it prove to me that his writing has improved. This is the superior book, by far.

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