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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe
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Jan 26, 09

bookshelves: humorous
Read in December, 2008

Pirates dressing up as scientists dressing up as women, hanging out with Charles Darwin on the Beagle, having adventures and discovering evolution. Monty Python meet Gideon Defoe! Don’t look for a plot because there is none. Don’t look for anything redeeming, social or other, because there is nothing. It’s a light hearted slapstick romp through Pirate lore. And Pirate-speak. “Har!” It wasn’t satirical enough for me but the silly parts made me laugh. You can read it quicker than watching a movie. And it’s wittier than most movies.
This little commentary applies to the second Adventure, it’s the same thing I’d write for the first Adventure. I think I’ll not read the third. Unless I am stuck at an airport and need to laugh out loud every once in a while.
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