- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Phoenix (19 July 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0753822229
- ISBN-13: 978-0753822227
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.5 x 14 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 987,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists Paperback – 19 Jul 2007
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"Laugh out-loud. . . . Equal parts witty and absurd, "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists" will put a smile on the face of even the stiffest reader."
--"Memphis Flyer" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Pirates return in the third of the much-loved, cult-hit series.See all Product description
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In some ways, The Pirates! in an adventure with Communists! is actually better than the first novel in this series. The writing has become a bit more polished, the footnotes more witty, and the humor is just as absurdly funny as the first. (I thought the second adventure with Whaling was a bit of a let-down compared to their adventure with Scientists.)
While nothing can top the line about Dino-pirates being their worst fear, this book has great moments involving suspicious Valkyries and pretend sacks of kittens - and even the concept of singing bears is just too hilarious to contemplate. (Personal favorite line in this entry into The Pirates! oeuvre is the one about Nietzche's theory on Spinoza's love life.)
(As a bonus, Defoe caters to the font geeks among us & uses fonts to define personality.)
So, don't wait around, buy this book! It's absurd, it's brashly anachronistic and it's less than the price of a really cheap ham!
all things piratical, all things comical.
a quick read with lots of guffaws.
This book lacks the character list of "the pirate with the...(fill in your caraciture)", and it lacks a great deal of the humor I loved so much in Defoe's first two books in this series. The action with Karl Marx is good, but it lacks the slapstick feeling that Defoe was able to enliven the first two books with.
I love the writing of Mr. Defoe, but I think he might have run out of things to say with Pirates. If I am wrong, and I hope I am, then I look forward to the next installment, but this was not up to the level of the last two. Sorry.