Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hunting Pirate Heaven

I was hoping for a little more humor in Hunting Pirate Heaven - there was some there, but I had pictured a Bryson-esque travelogue. (Hmmm, mentioned Bill Bryson again. Wonder if he's writing anything.) Anyway, Kevin Rushby travels the east coast of Africa and Madagascar searching for remnants of pirate havens. He does find a few, but this is mostly the story of his trip and some of the people he met along the way. Enjoyable book, but not quite what I expected.

Book 57


SnowLeopard said...

Is this a non-fiction book about real pirates?

Turi said...

Well, kind of. It's mostly about the current conditions of the places that pirates used to frequent in those parts of the world. He tries to find descendents of pirates, historical places and monuments to them, etc.

SnowLeopard said...

Definitely sounds like a cool book! You'll have to share more of what he discovered sometime... :)