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On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers

Post  Mojo Turbo on Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:09 am

The Caribbean, 1718. Jack Chandagnac - Jack Shandy - is sailing to Haiti to reclaim some property when his ship is boarded by pirates. Shandy is recruited onto the pirate crew and becomes aware of a bizarre conspiracy that is unfolding between one of the passengers, Benjamin Hurwood, and the feared pirate Blackbeard, involving Hurwood's daughter Beth and the mythical Fountain of Youth. Shandy is soon drawn into a strange and magical quest set against the backdrop of the dying days of piracy in the Caribbean.

http://thewertzone.blogspot.com/2011/04/on-stranger-tides-by-tim-powers.html

It would be interesting to read the book AFTER watching the movie to see how much was used in the film.

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Re: On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers

Post  Mojo Turbo on Wed May 18, 2011 12:27 am

anyone want to read it after watching the film? Any book readers out there?... you know... books?

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Re: On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers

Post  Captain McCool on Wed May 18, 2011 1:51 am

Wait... books? What is this witchcraft???

Laughing

Seriouly though, I read it years ago and loved it (though the end was a little weak IMO). I can safely say pretty much NOTHING from the book made it into the movie. So much so that the credits said "SUGGESTED by the novel On Stranger Tides, by Tim Powers." Haha... I can't say I've ever heard that one before...
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Post  Capt Jag on Wed May 18, 2011 12:52 pm

I'd love to read it - after I finish the Captain Alatriste series, the new A.C. Crispin POTC book, and the newest Sharpe's books....

Maybe by mid Summer....
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Re: On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers

Post  Mojo Turbo on Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:53 am


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Re: On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers

Post  Sparrowed on Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:33 am

I have a copy...bought it a used library book sale for
a couple dollars, a few years ago.

You can get it as an iBook
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Post  Capt Jag on Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:54 am

Captain McCool wrote:Wait... books? What is this witchcraft???

Laughing

Seriouly though, I read it years ago and loved it (though the end was a little weak IMO). I can safely say pretty much NOTHING from the book made it into the movie. So much so that the credits said "SUGGESTED by the novel On Stranger Tides, by Tim Powers." Haha... I can't say I've ever heard that one before...

Funniest opening credit I ever saw on a film (sadly I don't remember what film though) was - and I kid you not:

"This film based on a premise"

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