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A highly entertaining story of a young man's adventures and coming of age at sea and abroad. Great imagery and a short read for those who don't want to tackle Melville's epic novels.
08/19/2010
While this book probably inadvertently created a lot of the stereotypes of black people and southern whites, it also preserves the ideology of the era. It is always enjoyable to explore our history through the eyes of an contemporary observer. Certainly a worthwhile read for anyone at any age.
08/13/2010
Highly reminiscent of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness". The philosophical evaluation of the conflict between morality and amorality. The story exposes the duality of human nature through hardship and intimacy. The antagonist is a true anti-hero, someone we love to hate. Quite disturbing if you believe the author's comment that he based the character on a real ship's captain. Enjoy.
08/13/2010
Nancy Boyarsky - A Delightful Hitchcockian Thriller
FEATURED AUTHOR - Nancy Boyarsky is the author of the Nicole Graves Mysteries, the fourth of which—the Ransom—will be released September 24th. She is currently writing book 5, which takes place in London after three adventures in Nicole's home town of Los Angeles. She has also written articles on a variety of subjects for the Los Angeles Times, West magazine, Forbes, McCalls, Playgirl, Westways and other publications. She lives in L.A. with her husband, the journalist Bill Boyarsky. As our Author of the Day,… Read more