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Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
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Jun 17, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: couldn-t-finish
Recommended for: people who like Crichton and historical fiction
Read from June 16 to 29, 2012 , read count: .02

Not his finest work - which might explain why he didn't actually publish it in his lifetime.

This book is more historical fiction than I like, and it's just not super well written. (But I may just think that because the historical description of the guy's clothes makes me roll my eyes. Maybe it's a beautiful description, I wouldn't know. Nearly all historical descriptions make me roll my eyes. Seems like people can't do it right - too much overt education, you know? "It's important for me to explain that people wore certain things back then. The cloth was such-and-such, imported from England, which is interesting because..." Because it's not actually interesting. Mind you, I like history. I'd just prefer it without the fiction.)

Returned it to the library today. I read 40 pages. I didn't give it much of a chance, that's true, but I don't have a lot of time on my hands these days.

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