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Has Gideon Defoe gotten lazy?
on 2 July 2008
I loved the previous The Pirates! books, and many is the time I've failed to stifle laughs on a busy train into work!
The latest offering in the series is amusing enough, but I can't help feeling Defoe is beginning to run out of ideas. Not much really happens and it isn't all that clever compared to the other "adventures". The ending particularly was an abysmally lazy piece of writing, which was a shame because only a few pages earlier I'd been reduced to tears of laughter at the exchange of letters in the island's newspaper!
Maybe the publishers were hassling Defoe to produce the book as soon as possible and this is the rushed result?
There's nothing wrong with being a one-trick pony, just as long as your one trick remains entertaining.