Review: Pirates!

Rating: ★★★★★
by Celia Rees

The title is unfortunate. Naming a book simply “Pirates!” is both bland and uninformative. And with such marvels as Sid Meiers’ out there, it strikes of “me-too”ism. Yes, the title is unfortunate, because the book is nothing short of phenominal.

Upon finishing it, I could only laugh. Celia Rees played me from begining to end, thrilling me with victories, unnerving me with suspense, and gripping my attention to such degree as to be nearly painful. This book is bold, brutal, and brilliant. Continue reading