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The Sea-Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
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Sep 02, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: audio-book, classic, voyages

Okay. I discovered something about myself. Apparently I can overlook a hero who steals, and kills people (a pirate, as they're called), but I balk at one who captures people in order to enslave them. This book had a lot of the stuff I like in it, but I just couldn't forget that Sir Oliver was in the business of slavery. I could not forgive him that, could find no excuse for it - especially since he himself had been kidnapped and made into a galley slave at one point. (Wouldn't that make him angry against slavers?) No, not Sabatini's best work. I don't expect realism from a swashbuckler, but Sir Oliver was not believable in my opinion.
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