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The Sea-Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
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Sep 15, 2009

really liked it

This book hooks you harder than a tranny prostitute in LA is hooked on meth.

When starting, I was a bit concerned that "The Sea-Hawk" wouldn't be able to live up to its predecessor, "Captain Blood," and it first, it seemed like my fears would be realized. I don't wish to spoil the surprise, so instead: There is an amazing series of events, and suddenly, the book is transformed into a gentlemanly epic of torture, suffering, law, murder, women, and corsairs. Captain Blood for Arabia, one might think, but this is hardly the case. "The Sea-Hawk" is epic in its own sense, and should be read without a consideration for any of Sabitini's other works. It suffers the rare boring moment, especially considering the odd kind-of-narrated voice Sabitini chose to use, which still leaves me befuddled. Besides that, "The Sea-Hawk" is sure to please many a reader, and strike a chord in the corsair in all of them.

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