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on Nov. 18, 2013 :
This book is REALLY dangerous !
This is not a warning to draw your attention, or one made of fluff. It sums up my own experience of the book. Read it at your own risks
I’m an avid reader. I like to really dive into a book. And, maybe it’s a stupid thing to do, but I happen to read a lot while commuting on foot. Don’t worry, it’s easy. Just hold your kindle at the right angle, and while reading, you will still be aware of anything you can trip over or of any oncoming people (well sometimes people just have to get out of my way …)
Anyway. My first ever accident nearly happened because of THIS book. Is it a bad thing? I don’t think so. No, I’m not writing this because I got a bump to the head. I’m writing this because I avoided it with the width of a hair. Engrossed in one of the many action scenes, I didn’t see it coming… More like I didn’t see myself walking towards it. Because lampposts don’t have legs.
And to top it all, I was meant to stop in a shop on my way, and by the time I finished the chapter I realised that I was way past it, and had no time to go back. No biggie, but there would have been consequences had I had an appointment with someone important.
Getting so taken by a story that you end up forgetting about everything else is the main aim for a book. And this one completely did this for me.
Yes, this book is just fab. It reads like a movie. It takes you to exotic places you’ll never ever visit, yet you feel like you’re right there. Action scenes unfold on a drop of beautifully depicted settings. The dialogs are in line with the characters, all so different from each other and with their own personality and background, which makes the scenes lively, sad, funny… You name it, you’ll find it in there. You’ll joke along with Captain Drake, and your heart will even tug for the baddies, Crimson Roger included. No character is black and white or perfect, making them close to real life, and making you, the reader, feel close to them.
I was a fan of Jeffrey’s for his dark, poetic, evocative prose. Now he’s won me over with his fast-paced, fun writing. Reading this novel was a delight, and while I gave up on Pirates of the Caribbean, me is looking forward to more tales from the crew of the Banshee’s Cry.
(reviewed long after purchase)