The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Movie Tie-in Edition)
An Adventure with Scientists & An Adventure with Ahab
By Gideon Defoe
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780345802484, 240pp.)
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Adventure? Yes, more than one! Derring-do? Yes! Storms? Sea monsters? Rival pirates? Of course! Cameos by frequently anachronistic historical figures? You betcha! All that and more.
Not since Moby-Dick. . . . No, not since Treasure Island. . . . Actually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a group of seafarers to rival The Pirates!, and their leader, the greatest ocean-faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, although he lives for months at a time on the bounding main somehow manages to keep his beard silky and in good condition.
Gideon Defoe is the author of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists, and The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon. Like all the English, he lives with his butler in a castle, and spends most of his time having jousts.
"Be it an odd and funny book about a roguish pirate captain, Charles Darwin, and a radioactive elephant ye seek, then seek ye no more!" --Entertainment Weekly
"Prose Prozac for the nautically inclined . . . gently satiric and genuinely funny . . . a seaworthy little page-turner . . . Rated: Aaarrr!" --The Village Voice
"Hilarious. Destined to become a classic of pirate comic fiction." --Eric Idle
"A treasure chest of lighthearted laughs." --Knoxville News-Sentinel
"Equal parts witty and absurd. . . . Will put a smile on the face of even the stiffest reader." --Memphis Flyer
"[Defoe] can make even pirates seem as cuddly as a teddy bear. . . . [A] funny and downright easy-to-love book." --Sacramento Book Review