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Pirate Latitudes

Postby Cowtown Pattie on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:52 am

Anyone read the posthumous "Pirate Latitudes" by Michael Crichton? I know it has gotten some ho hum reviews, but I would rather hear them from me own mateys' lips!
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Re: Pirate Latitudes

Postby Procutus on Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:30 pm

Cowtown Pattie wrote:
Anyone read the posthumous "Pirate Latitudes" by Michael Crichton? I know it has gotten some ho hum reviews, but I would rather hear them from me own mateys' lips!





CTP;

Yeah, I checked this novel out of the library about a week ago and began reading it, but for some reason it just didn't grab me the way I had hoped it would. Perhaps its because I had just finished Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol which I found to be quite enjoyable and fast-paced, or maybe I just couldn't relate to the characters. I realize I should give it a second chance, but with so many other titles on my shelf I haven't looked at yet, I think I'll just pass on this one.

Hope that helps a bit.


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Re: Pirate Latitudes

Postby Cowtown Pattie on Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:17 pm

Thanks, Procutus, I believe I read that Crichton had this sitting on his computer and it was published posthumously by family - probably hoping for the last turnip drop...
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Re: Pirate Latitudes

Postby Procutus on Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:21 am

Cowtown;

Now that I think about it, I think the ONLY thing I ever actually read by Crichton was The Andromeda Strain, well over 30 years ago, too long ago to recall if I really enjoyed it or not.

I think you're most likely correct about MC's estate attempting to wring a few more dollars from his name. Which is a shame.

Now I've got to go figure out what unread novel in my collection I'm going to read next.


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Re: Pirate Latitudes

Postby Cowtown Pattie on Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:22 am

I just finished watching the new Tom Hank's HBO special, "Pacific". Don't know yet if it will be as good as Band of Brothers, but I've quickly discovered this series will be based on the memoirs of Eugene Sledge - "With the Old Breed". I read that book about two years ago, but I probably could use a reread while watching "Pacific".

Myself - I am reading "Edgar Sawtelle" right now.
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Re: Pirate Latitudes

Postby Jo on Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:16 am

I am reading Edgar Sawtelle too, and thoroughly enjoying it. I picked it up when I was in the States last year and have only just got round to reading it. I sense I may have it tugging at my heart strings before too long, but it's a fabulous book which I'd recommend.
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Re: Pirate Latitudes

Postby Cowtown Pattie on Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:58 pm

Dogs and young boy stories always are a tearjerker: Ol Yeller, and Where the Red Fern Grows...and now Edgar Sawtelle.
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Re: Pirate Latitudes

Postby divemedic on Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:24 pm

I read pirate latitudes a couple weeks ago and I enjoyed it. it was a quick easy read, which was good as I read a strign of difficult read's. I liked how MC used real life pirates before they became famous. I read Jurrasic Park and The Lost World by MC. right now I'm gearing up for baseball season by readin Joe Dimaggio: A Hero's Life.
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