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This review is from: The Ghost Pirates (Kindle Edition)
This novel by William Hope Hodgson was first published in 1909. Hodgson was a prolific writer and this book was enjoyed at the time, although he did produce other tales that were considered superior.
The story is told as an account by our narrator who sets sail on a packet ship. As the voyage progresses strange things start to occur; shadows seen out of the corner of the eye, ropes coming loose, and then accidents, and fatality. A ship of ghostly appearance initially is seen by one sailor, and then more, as the crew realise that they are up against the ghosts of pirates.
Hodgson shows here his skill at maintaining a tight plot which is to some degree sparsely written, he also uses different dialects for crew members, but by not giving full graphic range to the ghosts he ramps up the tension and suspense. If you like a good ghost story, then this should be right up your street.