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Recommend me a book about pirates?

(4 Posts)
MamaPingu Fri 29-Nov-13 19:01:52

DP was telling me the other day that he once read some of his dads book he thought was about pirates until after a chapter it skipped to present day and was gutted because he was enjoying it.

So I thought a pirate book would be a nice idea for a present for Christmas!

Can you recommend any? And what were the reasons you enjoyed it? smile

EvilRingahBitch Fri 29-Nov-13 21:46:53

For an adult? On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers. Because it has zombies in as well.

Or The Pyrates by George McDonald Fraser (warning, v dodgy sexual politics as I recall).

Or The Pirates In An Adventure With....series by Gideon Dafoe - extraordinarily silly, but definitely about pirates.

MamaPingu Fri 29-Nov-13 21:58:24

On stranger tides sounds like a good one! I know he's a fan of zombie things a little too, thankyou!!! smile

StantonLacy Fri 29-Nov-13 23:00:10

The Requiem Shark by Nicholas Griffin is very good - gritty and grim in parts (as I imagine real life piracy was, so nice and authentic!) but really captures the whole atmosphere.

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