And I really liked it.
Rumor has it that it was unpublished because Michael hadn't fully finished it. Some say the characters weren't developed. Some say that it wasn't the normal Michael Crichton quality. Some say it's just not that great.
However, I liked it! I read it in less than two days. It was one that I carried in the car with me and read in the drive-through at Starbucks. It was just a nice book. I'm sure there are other authors who write better pirate stories, and maybe this book is not as high of quality as his others (none of which I've read in the last decade), but honestly- I liked it.
I'm not really a pirate-book-kinda-girl. But for whatever reason, this book kept me captivated.
You should read this book if:
- You are a fan of Michael Crichton. If nothing else but to just see what one of his last known pieces of work turned out to be.
- You are looking for a captivating and fun read, filled with pirateering, a quest for gold, good vs evil, and all-around debauchery.
- You wear an eye patch and/or say Argh just for fun.