Saturday, 1 June 2013

Book Club #1 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Moby Dick

Now, I don't know about you but I have some serious love for The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. I love the film so much, when I found out there were a series of books I knew I needed to buy them. The film is aimed at children, but the books definitely are definitely not one for the kids. There isn't swearing or anything sexual but the writing is is just too witty and I'm sure it would get lost on my toddler or even on my younger brothers!

The Pirate Captain and his luxurious beard
I would really recommend reading reading the first book The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists as it is completely different to the film. I mean seriously, the only connection is the fact that Charles Darwin is in it. It actually shocked me how different the film and book were, but I guess I probably need to get a life! 

This is the version I have, quite pretty.
Okay, so back to In an Adventure with Moby Dick. Gideon Defoe really does have a wonderful writing style, and throughout the book there are little sleeve notes to tell you exactly what a Sea Sponge is or why Victorian men would hold doors open for ladies. In an Adventure with Moby Dick kicks off where the first book left off and joins the Pirates as they're bobbing about in the ocean, bored out of their wits. I'm sure Piracy was an exciting life by all means, but once you've plundered some ships or spent a few weeks in tropical paradise, it all tends to get a bit samey. Due to their busy lifestyle, the Pirates decide to buy a new boat from Cutlass Liz - who is as deadly as she is beautiful - and this is where the madness begins. 

Obviously, I don't want to give too much away here, but I really loved this book. There are five in the series and I'm definitely going to buy book three, four and five! What I love about these books is that I can pretty much pick them up after not reading for a few days and just sink back into it. It was a perfect book to read on my commuting to uni, although I did embarrass myself with giggling a few times. As a busy mum/student hybrid, I really don't get to read as much as I like, so I really appreciate a book that can fit around my life.

Okay, so that was my sort of first book review! 
What did you think? Are you gunna sing a shanty or two?

Chelsea x

Post a Comment

I love hearing your comments, but if you've got a questions you could always ask me on twitter for a speedier response - @Chelsealiml

© Love in Modern Life. Design by Fearne.