Mitch's Reviews > Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

Blue Latitudes by Tony Horwitz
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Mar 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction, travel

Tony writes two books here, a history book and a travel book. He shuffles the two together because 1 is all about Captain Cook, with a focus on his three amazing voyages of discovery, and 2 is all about Tony's trip (mostly with his drinking pal Roger, who grumbles a lot) that touched down at various important places where Cook once went.

I have zero idea if that last sentence really IS a sentence, and if it makes sense. Regardless-

I liked Tony's style; it's easygoing and casual. History is not my favorite subject, but he made it interesting. Then again, I suppose Captain Cook deserves credit for that too. But I didn't read his journals, like so many of the English did in his day. But I'm not English.

I'm wandering here, with far less precision than Cook did as he crossed unfamiliar waters time and again. Join the adventure, mate.

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