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Curse of the Blue Tattoo by L.A. Meyer
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Aug 07, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobook, young-adult, historical-fiction, adventure, odyssey-honor
Read from February 23 to March 14, 2010

You can forgive the Bloody Jack books many things - unlikely plot points, melodrama, last-minute twists - because they have so much else going for them. I can't think of another historical fiction series that's as lively and comic, and I can't imagine reading them any other way than as audiobooks. Start with Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy. I know I'll roll my eyes when I hear what Jacky's up to next, but I also know I'll enjoy the ride.
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Kitri I'm so glad you liked it. The audiobooks truly make the story. I find that I enjoy all of the slight "forgivings" I need to give to the Bloody Jack books... because if these books were less like the tall tales they are, I wouldn't like them as much.

Jess Good point! They're definitely not going for a completely realistic flavor.

Kitri I'm in the middle of the 5th book, Mississippi Jack. I love it. ;o)

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