Are you into sea monsters and transvestite pirates? Do you like explosions, intrigue, and rum? Are you a fan of “high-seas swagger”? Do you fight the Dutch for fun?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Michael Crichton’s “Pirate Latitudes” could be for you. If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you are easily the most interesting person at any dinner party that you may attend.
While “Latitudes” was published posthumously, it doesn’t feel incomplete or rushed. It’s a trim, fun, easy read all about pirates that cruised the Caribbean back in the 1600s.
Spoiler Alert: There are cannons.
I recommend this book.