I am halfway through this book and I am loving the adventure; however, I don't care much for all the killing. I guess when you read a book about pirates you can only expect there to be murder and mayhem.
I got disgusted and threw it away after the rats ate off that guys face. No thanks!
I bought this book and only read chapter 1 so far. I am in the middle of two other books I am farther a long in so I will pick this one back up after a little while. I am so looking forward to continuing. Sounds awesome to me by what I am hearing from you guys!
It's fun if you get past the gore... and at some point, it gets really preposterous -- which adds a certain charm.
Some how I miss the intricate details that is found about the subject / technology / science in this book. There should have been some more information about how the Pirates operated. I think that the book has been completed and not entirely written By M.C. The adventure in the book was great and some scenarios boldly told about..
It had too many wenches with heaving bosoms for my taste. I'm a big Michael Crichton fan, but I think this is one of his weaker attempts.
So, I am half way through the novel. I have to admit that the novel started out rather slow. Crichton's novel leans more towards a male audience, but my interest increased once I began reading Part III: Matanceros.
The action picks up, as well as the scientific exposition. I really like that about Crichton's novels. I agree with pilopats. I have to agree that the violence is intense, but I guess that is the way of the pirate. They cheat, steal and murder to gain monetary and material possessions. I can't wait to finish!
Where were the dinosaurs? I read this whole damn thing excited about the dinosaurs and all I got was some boring story about one-eyed willy or whatever his name was.
Is this book really on Pirates? When we say Pirates I think of blackbeard and basically a group of violent unethical and ruthless people who are crooked and chasing money. - heres our wiki "Piracy is a war-like act committed by private parties (not affiliated with any government)"
But is this book really on a piratey theme? I didn't feel yet.
I am half-way through the book and still there seems to be no sign of any "pirates". I'm hoping someone or some ship is going to show up. Maybe then we'll have the pirate lingo "shiver me timbers", "avast ya scurvy dog" "poke me eye out" etc.
It's most diffidently about pirates, just not mainstream pirates. =)