Saturday, September 12, 2009

Captain Blood

By Rafael Sabatini

A true classic of historical storytelling, this novel by a skilled writer leans up against a real life figure, but is an original work of fiction. As pirate stories go, its a curious example as it creates an empathy for the pirate, but within the context of rebelling against slavery, then this is understandable. Some of the naval warfare in the book is dubious, most especially the effect of cannon fire, but its a minor detail and not something I minded... much.

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