The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Movie Tie-In Edition)

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



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.

About the Author
Gideon Defoe was born in 1975 and lives in London. Because of all the usual politics and petty jealousies rife throughout the literary world, neither of his previous books, "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists "nor" The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab," has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Praise For The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Movie Tie-In Edition)

"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